Walter Marcellus Cherry, 94, of Crooksville (Deavertown) passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at 3:30 P.M. at his residence after an extended illness.
Walter was born August 15, 1915 in Crooksville to the late Marcellus and Minnie Mae Spring Cherry. He was owner and operator of Cherry Orchards, a York Township Clerk for 20 years and was a life long member of Deavertown and Deerfield Grange. He served on the Morgan County Planning Commission, was a treasurer of Black Oak Cemetery Association; he was also active with the Morgan County Soil & Water District, served on the ASCS County Committee, and served as a member of the Morgan County Fair Board.
Surviving is a son, Neil (Fayebelle) Cherry of Crooksville and two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Susan of Crooksville, two stepbrothers, Claude Dougherty of Indianapolis and Leonard Dougherty of Lancaster; a sister-in-law, Virginia Pletcher of Lancaster and a special caregiver Candace Storts. Walter was blessed with many loving and caring caregivers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Lenore Cherry; a son, Gregory Cherry, a step-brother, Charles Dougherty and step-sister, Millie Reynolds.
Calling hours will be Friday, January 15, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 207 BURLEY STREET, CROOKSVILLE. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 16 at 11:00 a.m. in the Snouffer Funeral Home Crooksville Chapel with Rev. John Sellers officiating. Burial will follow in Black Oak Cemetery near Deavertown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Black Oak Cemetery Association c/o Donald Pletcher, 8611 Pletcher Road, Crooksville, Ohio 43731.
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