MOUNT VERNON — Joseph T. Borchers, 75, of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully Friday evening, Oct. 12, 2012, at his home.
He was born March 14, 1937, in Mansfield, son of the late William and Elizabeth (Glaunsinger) Borchers. Joe was a Seventh-day Adventist, attending the Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church in Mount Vernon. He was a past president of the Knox Community Hospital Association. Joe was a member of the Flying Adjusters and the Experimental Aircraft Association; he adjusted aircraft losses for some 12 insurance companies. He was approved by the FAA as a Flight Safety Inspector. Joe operated the Knox County Airport for 12 years and was the owner of Sav-A-Day Air Freight for over 25 years. He also saved and restored a number of downtown buildings in Mount Vernon.
In recent years, Joe and his black lab could be seen perusing the aisles at Lowe’s nearly every day. The family is grateful for all the many kindnesses extended from the Lowe’s personnel. Also, the entire staff of the Knox Kidney Center were such a blessing to Joe; the family will not soon forget. Dr. Eric Kraut of OSU Wexner Medical Center was the instrument through which Joe was able to live a normal life for 22 years with Chronic ITP; another of the countless blessings for his family and loved ones.
Joe is survived by his wife, B.G. Borchers; daughters, Connie (Randy) Johnson of Highland, Ind., and Penny (Bobby) Youngblood of Fort Worth, Texas; son, Joseph (Amy) Borchers Jr. of Melber, Ky.; stepson, Don Duncan of Delmar, Md.; stepdaughter, Darcie (Walter) Litton of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Billy, Shona, Reana, Ashley, Lindsay and Megan; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Dr. James (Naomi) Borchers of Maryland and Lowell (Reba) Borchers of Mount Vernon; beloved nephews, Bob and Bill Borchers; longtime friend, Dr. William Platt; and his devoted canine companion, Libby.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., conducted by Pastor Fred Shoemaker, Pastor Lou Toscano and Elder Luis Castillo. Pallbearers, honored to serve, are Bob Borchers, Ricky Borchers, Robby Borchers, Billy Cochran, Don Duncan and Zach Russell. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Joseph T. Borchers.
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