Wayne C. Balcom

July 07, 1927 ‒ April 28, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Wayne C. Balcom, age 88, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Knox Community Hospital. He was born on July 7, 1927 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Thomas C. and Lottie O. (Spearman) Balcom. Wayne served in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired in 1985 after 37 years of employment with Columbia Gas. He was a member of the Joe Cocanour Post #500 American Legion, Wayne Grange, Kokosing Valley Antique Tractor Club and Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 65 years, Esther (Spearman) Balcom, his children, Cathy (David) Morey of Mount Vernon, Patricia (Jeff) Wells of Mount Vernon, Connie (Jim) Boeshart of Howard and Wendell (Nora) Balcom of Danville, six grandchildren, Caty (Bill) Stewart, Joshua (Kristen) Morey, Heather (Tim) Arnold, Stacy (Jamie) Ward, Whitney Balcom and Devon Balcom, four great grandchildren, Cami Stewart, Madelynn Morey, Jaxon Arnold and Briar Ward.

Besides his parents Wayne was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Balcom and two sisters, Greta Wise and Clementine Litzenberg.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor Thom Fowler will be officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Liberty Chapel Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Wayne’s name may be made to the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church.

To share a memory or leave the family a condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Wayne C. Balcom.

  • My sincere condolences to the family. This is a difficult time, but memories of the past help you get through it.

  • Dear Friends, Our deepest sympathy to the entire Balcom Family. We always enjoyed seeing Wayne at the American Legion breakfasts and again at the Eastern Star Home. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May your fond memories help you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Esther and families, so very sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne, so very nice you had 65 years of marriage. You have our blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Dear Esther and family,

    Our sympathy and prayers are with you on the loss of Wayne. We have such great memories of Wayne and his work with the local grange. May God keep you in the palm of His hand and sustain you in your time of need. And always celebrate Wayne’s memories!

    Hugs and Prayers,
    Lisa and Jim Tharp

  • Esther and Family,

    My deepest sympathy to you. So hard to give up a loved one, but Wayne is in a BETTER PLACE and will not suffer any more. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


    Sue Harwell

  • To The Balcom Family,

    We send our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your loved one.

    Wayne and Ralph both worked for Columbia Gas (as it was called when they first started working for the gas company) for over 30 some years.

  • Cathy, Sending our condolences and prayers to you and your family. May Father God comfort you all. Love, Don and Joyce

  • Connie, so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • We were so sorry to hear about Wayne. I know that Dad enjoyed talking to him at the Eastern Star. It’s really hard to lose them but they are in a better place.

  • Our prayers are with all of you, may you be comforted by all the his memories.

  • My heart aches for the family at the time of your loss. Wayne was a wonderful, kind, loving man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Hold on tight to the memories – he was a great man.

  • Our sincere sympathies from Ed and Dorothy Perkins Owens and Martha Perkins. Dorothy and Ed both have many fond memories of Wayne from our working together at Ohio Fuel and Columbia Gas. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Esther and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.

  • You have our deepest sympathy and prayers.
    Dennis & Tammy Swingle, Beulah Church

  • Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you to cope and endure this difficult time.