MOUNT VERNON — Earl L. Justice, 92, of Mount Vernon passed away on May 31, 2019, at Ohio Eastern Star Home. He was born on June 2, 1926, to Herbert and Nettie (Roberts) Justice in Mohawk, West Virginia.

Earl was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was on the Knox Community Hospital Board and a Clinton Township Trustee. Earl was a former board member of MOTA, now KAT, here in Knox County. He was also on the Board of the Station Break Senior Citizens Center. Earl and his wife Ileen often gave tours of Knox County and beyond from the Station Break. Earl was the recipient of the Senior Citizen of the year award.

He is survived by his brother, Billy (Janet) Justice; sister-in-law, Tommie Justice; a daughter, Sharyn Evans; grandchildren, Lance Eyster and Jeff Evans; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was also survived by a good friend, Mirriam Hulse.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ileen Justice; sister, Anna Mae Hips; brothers, Hershel, Mack, Millard, Jerry and Robert.

Friends and family may call on Tuesday, June 4, from 4-7 p.m. at the Lasater Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at the Lasater Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council providing military honors. Following the graveside service there will be a luncheon at The Station Break, 160 Howard St., Mount Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice or the Station Break.

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