MOUNT VERNON — Richard E. Jayjohn, 84, of Mount Vernon, passed away July 8, 2019, at his residence. He was born Dec. 6, 1934, in Dayton to the late Emmett and Ethel (Gray) Jayjohn.

Richard graduated from Hilliard High School and joined the United States Air Force shortly after. He worked for International Union Elevators Local 37 in Columbus and retired after 42 years of service.

Richard was a member of the AmVets Post #95 and Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555 here in Mount Vernon. He loved to go deer hunting, watch horse racing and fix tractors. Richard enjoyed tending to his garden and would spend many hours caring for it. His greatest joy was being around his family and friends.

Richard is survived by his children, Timothy (Robin) Jayjohn of Fort Smith Arkansas, Matthew (Karen) Jayjohn of Mobile, Alabama, Teresa Jayjohn of Hilliard; grandchildren, Mallory, Jennifer, Justin, Nicole, Tiffany and Kachina; a brother, William (Dee) Jayjohn of Mount Vernon; and a sister, Barbara Chesson of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Along with his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Jayjohn; a brother, Thomas Jayjohn; two sisters, Shirley Randall and Alice Glover.

A celebration of life service will take place at a later date.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Richard E. Jayjohn.


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