Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
August 15, 2011 12:03 pm EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Harold E. “Bus” Brubaker, 93, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Fredericktown, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at the Autumn Health Care on East Gambier Street in Mount Vernon.

Harold was born Nov. 29, 1917, in Brandon to Charles Leroy Brubaker and Bessie Grace (Dailey) Brubaker. He graduated from Sparta High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941. He served as a First Lieutenant with the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he flew a B24 Liberator Bomber in the European Theater of War and was discharged in 1945. His love of flying never ended, and Harold maintained and flew a private air craft for over 37 years. He was a farmer by vocation and owned and operated Brubaker Turkey Farms near Fredericktown for many years. Harold was a faithful member of the Owl Creek Church of the Brethren at Ankenytown and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are two sons, Harold David Brubaker of Fredericktown and Gary (Barbara) Brubaker of Danville; three daughters, Sheryl (Clinton “Junior”) Hawk Jr., Sandra Brubaker, both of Fredericktown, and Janet (Donald) Banbury of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Helen Brubaker, in 2004; a grandson, Guy Hawk; brothers, Lester Brubaker, Everett “Tuffy” Brubaker and Earl Brubaker; and sisters, Vera Busenburg and Velma Corba.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Charles Barnhill officiating. Burial, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veteran Council, will follow at the Owl Creek Cemetery at Ankenytown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County or the Owl Creek Church of the Brethren.

To send a private online condolence to the family, visit

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Harold E. “Bus” Brubaker.

Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.