Harold R. Apple, age 76, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:12 PM at his residence. He was born on May 30, 1935 in Darke County, Ohio, to late Norbert Wayne & Louise (Lindsey) Apple.
Harold was an over the road truck driver for 40 years when he retired from Classic Carriers in Versailles, Ohio. He was a SGT in the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of the VETS club, American Legion, Ole Time Truckers Association and Friends of the Library. He attended the United Church of Christ in Versailles. Harold loved his family and grandchildren. He was involved with the Apple Racing Team and was an avid reader and loved camping and Biking. Harold loved and was a regular at the Sweet Shop in Versailles.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, William W. Apple.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Jane (Booher) Apple of Versailles, Ohio, whom he married on October 12, 1957; sons and daughters in law, Richard "Rick" & Michel Apple of Madison, Mississippi and Christopher & Candace Apple of Versailles; daughters and sons in law, Denise & Mike Weyrick of Arcanum, Ohio, Jill & Tom Kuntzman of Columbus, Ohio, and Beth & Scott Subler of Versailles; grandchildren, Kimberly, David, Lindsey, Jason, Marcus, Janell, Laura, Bryant, Jack, Erich, Jared, Jennifer, Ashlyn, and Denver; great grandchildren, Jason, Max and Troy; brother and sister in law, Tom & Janit Apple of Hebron, Ohio; sisters and brothers in law, Shirley & Keith Spitzer of Versailles and Marilyn & George Riegle of Troy, Ohio; sister in law, Sharon Apple of North Star, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home as well as one hour prior to the service on Thursday. There will be a graveside military service conducted by the Versailles Honor Guard.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association, Versailles Life Squad, or Donor's Choice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.