Charles ‘Chuck’ Dial
SUNBURY — Charles W. “Chuck” Dial, 78, of Sunbury died Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7, 2004, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
He was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Gambier to Dwight W. and Ruth P. (Porter) Dial. He graduated from Howard High School in 1943 and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Sunbury in 1974 from Mount Vernon. Chuck went to work for Ellis Brothers Inc., Mount Vernon, in 1947 as a mixer driver, he went on to open and manage the Centerburg and Sunbury plants throughout his 42-year career. Following retirement in 1989 he assisted DeVore-Snyder Funeral Homes and the Cellar Lumber Co.
He was a member and past trustee of Sunbury United Methodist Church, member and past patron of Columbia Chapter 33, Order of Eastern Star; Sparrow Lodge 400 F&AM; American Legion Post 457; and former member of Sunbury Lions Club. An avid OSU Buckeye fan, Chuck enjoyed woodworking, music, golfing, playing pinochle and board games. He always made himself available to those in need.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Hannah (Spangler); son, John (Joy) Dial of Copley; daughter, Lois Dial of Worthington; grandchildren, Noelle and Nathan Dial; nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Harold and Carroll.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., with Eastern Star and Masonic services at 7:30 p.m., at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury. Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Sunbury United Methodist Church. Pastor Brian Smith will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in the Sunbury Memorial Park.
The family prefers contributions to Sunbury UMC, 100 W. Cherry St., Sunbury 43074. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert C. Frazier
MOUNT VERNON — Robert C. Frazier, 77, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center.
Robert was born Jan. 9, 1927, in New Castle, Pa., to Earl A. and Elizabeth (Stokes) Frazier.
Surviving are his sister, Ruth Stevens of Lynchburg, Va.; and two brothers, Donald S. Frazier of North Olmsted and John K. Frazier of Seattle, Wash.
Private graveside service will be conducted in Sunset Memorial Park in Olmsted. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
William L. McMillan
DANVILLE — William Lapp McMillan, 71, of Flat Run Road, Danville, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at his residence.
He was born May 8, 1933, in Danville to Chester and Mary (Lapp) McMillan. On June 20, 1981, he was married to Sinda S. Styers. He was a farmer and he also worked at the Ariel Corp. for 25 years. He was a former Union Township trustee, a member of the American Legion Post 650, Mount Vernon Moose Lodge, the grange, and the Antique Tractor Club. He attended the Tiverton Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sinda of Danville; his son, Phillip McMillan of Danville; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday until service time. Burial with graveside military rites by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in Workman Cemetery at Danville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.
MOUNT VERNON — Byron Shellenbarger, 36, of Avalon Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at the MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield. The arrangements are under the care and direction of Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.