MOUNT VERNON — Robert Nelson Dial, 77, of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at his home, in Mount Vernon.

He was born Dec. 12, 1940, in Mount Vernon, to Robert D. and Mary Louise (Fawcett) Dial.

Robert entered the United States Navy after completing his schooling.

He married Carol R. Boysel in 1970.

Robert was a former employee of PPG and Continental Can. He was a jack of all trades, a craftsman and always put his family first.

Robert will be deeply missed by his wife, Carol Dial of Mount Vernon; children, Regina (Harold) Keen of Mount Vernon, Laura (Scott) Swick of Mount Vernon, Teresa Hiles of Mount Vernon, Brenda Dial of Mount Vernon, and David (Jennifer) Dial; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Linda Williams of Gambier, brother, Steve Dexter of Mount Vernon and many nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; two brothers; and a great-granddaughter, Sonya Zedekar.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Lt. Christine Baker officiating. Online tributes may be made at

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road Mount Vernon, OH 43050.


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