Spurgeon E. Ocheltree

January 29, 1927 ‒ July 20, 2004

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Spurgeon “Spurge” Eugene Ocheltree, 77 of Ankneytown Road, Bellville, died Tuesday morning, July 20, 2004 in Crystal Care Center of Lexington.

He was born January 29, 1927 in Hyer, West Virginia, to Oley and Mamie (Knight) Ocheltree, and moved to Ohio in 1948.

Spurge served two years with the US Army, and followed his active duty with four years of service in the Army Reserves.

He had worked as a pump tester, in the quality control department of the Gorman Rupp Company, retiring in 1988.

Spurge was an a active member of Palmyra Church of Christ, where he served putting his faith into action by serving the church as deacon, as well as serving on the building and missions committees.

He was an outdoorsman ~ enjoying hunting and fishing, and tending to his garden.

Surviving are his wife Janice (Furby) Ocheltree, whom he married December 26, 1953; their children Vicki and Pat Hartson of Hartville, Ronald and Patsy Ocheltree and Debra and Chris Oyster all of Bellville; twelve grandchildren and their spouses Randall and Nicki Hartson of Canton, Robyn and Ethan Smith of Uniontown, B. J. Hartson and Bethany Hartson both of Hartville, Justin Ocheltree of Bellville, Nikki and Lance Fisher of Mount Vernon, Ryan and Meghan Oyster of Fairlawn, Amber Oyster of Bellville, Jordan Oyster of Lexington, and Evan, Dylan and Holdan Oyster all of Bellville; three great grandchildren Emily and Braden Hartson and Seth Fisher; a brother Olen Ocheltree of Bellville; and a sister Kathryn Dillon of Oberlin.

He was preceded in death by five brothers Hugh, Paul, Kenneth, Howard and Hartzel Ocheltree; and three sisters Ruth Marsh, Deloris McCoy and Mildred McCoy.

The family will receive friends Thursday, July 22, 2004 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The worship service, giving Glory to God for the life of Spurgeon Ocheltree will be held Friday at 11 am in Palmyra Church of Christ with Ministers Troy Northrup, and Pat Hartson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to North Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association may be made at the funeral home.