MOUNT VERNON — Adrian Haslehurst, 61, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the James Cancer Hospital of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He was born Jan. 17, 1958, in St. Petersburg, Florida, the son of Richard and Bernice (Blagg) Haslehurst. Adrian was a 1976 graduate of East Knox High School. He previously worked as a truck driver for Keystone Freight before retiring from Showa Corporation in Sunbury.

Adrian was a motorcycle enthusiast as he loved taking his Harley-Davidson for a local ride and even took many trips across the United States with his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. Adrian collected antique tractors and was a member of the Kokosing Valley Antique Tractor Club. Most important, he was a loving and caring father and friend that never met a stranger.

He is survived by the mother of his children and best friend, Janet (Vannatta) Haslehurst, his daughters, Amanda Haslehurst and Emily (Fiancé Ken Smith) Haslehurst both of Mount Vernon, a brother, Martin (Susan) Haslehurst of Danville, a sister, Belinda Byrd of Mount Vernon, many nieces and nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly (Bob) Riggs of Florida, Lori Vannatta of Mount Vernon and David (Charlotte) Vannatta of Mount Vernon, and his canine companion, Yippy.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Victor Haslehurst, brother-in-law, Earl Byrd and father and mother-in-law, Nelson and Hazel Vannatta.

Friends may call Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where a Celebration of Life service will begin at 8 p.m. with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating.

Memorial contributions in Adrian’s name may be made to the Brandon Baptist Church or American Cancer Society.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Adrian Haslehurst.


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