MOUNT VERNON — Leland C. Larason, 90, of Mount Vernon, died Sunday afternoon, June 18, 2017, at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. He was born March 1, 1927, in Licking County, to the late Carl and Inez (Heft) Larason.
Leland graduated from Utica High School and he attended The Ohio State University for two years. He worked for the former Continental Can Company in Mount Vernon as a lab tech in quality control. Leland was a faithful member and organist of Gay Street United Methodist Church. He honorably served his country in the Navy during World War II.
Leland is survived by two sisters, Eileen Biggs and Leta Ross; and nieces and nephews, Jerry Biggs, Richard Biggs, Rhonda Statler, Carol Biggs, Mark Brown, Mary Glancy, Nancy Ross, Gary Ross, Gregory Ross, Geoffrey Ross and Andrew Ross; and several great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Leland was preceded in death by his wife, Leona (Brown) Larason; and a nephew, Tom Biggs.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, in Mound View Cemetery with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 North Gay St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting, www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Leland C. Larason.