Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
September 19, 2011 11:01 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Robert David Vogt, 85, of Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born April 24, 1926, in Davy, W.Va, son of the late John F. and Lena (Williams) Vogt.

Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Verna L. (Weaver) Vogt; daughters, Zandra L. (Jak) Smith and Rhonda S. (Charles) Gherman; grandchildren, Sibley L. Poland, A.J. Smith, Samantha Gherman and Rob Gherman; sisters, Pauline Templeman of Hendersonville, N.C., and Shirley (Richard) Schmachtenberg of Maryland; brother, William (June) Vogt of Hendersonville, N.C.; nephews, Steve (Pam) Vogt of Mount Vernon and Jeff (Belinda) Vogt of Coolville; cousins, Doris (Vogt) Parks of Marion, Va., and Margaret (Williams) Graves of Marion, Va.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a daughter, Tonda; and brothers, Carl and J. Floyd Vogt.

Robert was a member of the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce and the Mount Vernon Toastmasters, where he served as a former district governor and held numerous local offices. He was a life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Ripley Camp 1535, Worthington. Robert was one of the living grandchildren of a Confederate soldier. He was also a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Hill Church in Mount Vernon. He was an Army veteran of Word War II serving in the Philippines and earned the rank of staff sergeant. Before World War II, Robert attended the Mount Vernon Academy. Following World War II, he attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.; and the Columbus College of Art and Design. Robert joined the Printing Art Press in 1947, and he was the owner and president of the company until his retirement.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. The family will then receive friends from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, until the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Fred Shoemaker will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

Private expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Robert David Vogt.

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