W. Reed Epler

September 13, 1924 ‒ December 21, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

W. Reed Epler, age 91, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.

He was born on September 13, 1924 in Central College, Ohio to the late Guy and Doris (Smith) Epler. Reed was employed and retired from Cooper Energy Services. He was also a bank currier for numerous years at the First Knox National Bank. Reed was a lifetime member of the Milford Church of Christ where he was a past deacon. He was a 4-H advisor, was a member of the American Legion Post #888 and was a veteran serving in the United States Army during World War II. He enjoyed mowing his lawn on his John-Deere tractor but most of all he loved the time he spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife, of nearly 69 years, Miriam (Thompson) Epler; two daughters Linda Hanna of Mount Vernon, Debi Epler of Mont Vernon; his son Michael Epler of Northfield; three grandchildren Michael (Holly) Hanna, Jeremy (Dawn) Hanna, Heidi (Curtis) Wagner; five great grandchildren; his sister Kathleen Moreland of Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Reed was preceded in death by his sister Juanita McKee.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 beginning at 2PM at the Milford Church of Christ with Rev. Don Linn officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of W. Reed Epler.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Milford Church of Christ, 3648 Johnstown Rd., Centerburg, Ohio 43011.

To send the family a condolence online visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Miriam, so sorry to read about Reed’s passing. May God grant you peach and comfort during this time. What a great blessing to know the Lord and Savior! Praise God.


  • So sorry to read of Reed,s passing. He was a great man. Larry worked with him at coopers and i worked with him at the bank.

  • Dear Miriam, Linda, Debi, and Mike, so sorry to hear of Reed’s passing. So many memories; sheep club, your house in Brandon, Reed making us girls ‘ bedrooms, and his laugh. Much love Susan


  • Miriam and family
    I am so sorry to hear of Reed’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time!

  • Dear Miriam and Family,
    I am deeply saddened by the passing of your wonderful Reed. He was such a fine gentleman. I always enjoyed talking to him and loved seeing that smile he always had on his face. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Love, Vickie

  • Miriam you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and for the time to come. We so enjoyed our last visit with you and Reed at Kohl’s in Newark and were so glad that we had ran into you both and got up to date on a lot of time that had pasted us by. We always felt you were both special friends to so many of us at Brandon and will always be in our memories. God bless you and your family.

  • Dear Miriam and family,
    Though it has been many years since I moved from Mt. Vernon and have not seen or talked to you all in as mnay, I have never forgotten you and Reed. He was a special fella as you well know. I am so sorry for your loss. Gwen Blanchard Hess