MOUNT VERNON — Harold Eugene “Turk” Cline, 71, of Mount Vernon died Jan. 16, 2010, at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Mount Vernon to the late Jacob Leroy and Edith Grace (Jackson) Cline. Turk was a Korean War Navy veteran serving on the USS Saratoga from 1955-59. He was a life member of the AmVets Post 95 and the VFW, member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge and was a former member of the Eagles. Turk retired from American National Can after 35-plus years of service with the company. His interests included dancing with his wonderful wife, spending time with his family, friends, and his puppy “Shadow,” and other puppies. He was an avid Ohio State fan and a lighthouse collector. He loved to work in his yard, crafts, hunting, golfing, traveling the countryside, bowling and riding his Gold Wing motorcycle.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Charlotte (Albert) Cline; his children, Jeff (Mary Jane) Cline of Gambier, Cassi Anders of Washington Court House, Doug Cline of Florida, Mick Cline of Kentucky, Garry Horn of Utica, Chris (Sondra) Horn of Mount Vernon, Dale (Lynette) Horn of Butler and Deb (Kevin) Rutherford of Glen Daniel, W.Va.; brothers, Jake Cline of Indiana and Richard Cline of Mount Vernon; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Horn; sister, Pauline Burson; and a brother, Robert Cline.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Harold’s memory to any veteran’s charity. To express a condolence or view the online video tribute, please visit www.dilleylasater.com.