MOUNT VERNON — Clyde Ames “Skip” Diehl, 91, of Green Valley Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Feb. 6, 1920, in Mount Vernon to the late Harold and Leah (Biggs) Diehl. Clyde was a 1938 graduate of Fredericktown High School before serving with the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion during World War II. He retired in 1983 after 42 and one-half years of employment with Cooper Energy Services. Clyde served on the CES Credit Union Board of Directors. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed woodworking or remodeling homes. Clyde was a member of the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer for many years, Liberty Grange, Antique Tractor Club, Colonial City Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, all of Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen (Harmon) Diehl, whom he married on Sept. 25, 1943; three sons, Larry (Judy) Diehl of Mount Vernon, Jeffrey (Angie) Diehl of Mount Vernon and David (Patti) Diehl of Fredericktown; four daughters, Linda (Dave) Doup of Mount Vernon, Marilyn (Ed) Miletic of Mount Vernon, Carolyn (John) Conkle of Howard and Mary Kay (Tim O’Rourke) Richard of Walhonding; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by twin brothers, Merrill and Carroll Diehl.
A funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. The Rev. Thom Fowler will be officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Green Valley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church and can be left at the funeral home. To view this obituary or leave a private condolence, visit http://www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Clyde Ames “Skip” Diehl.