Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
November 27, 2012 11:19 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — J. Todd Rasor, 43, of Mount Vernon, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

Todd was born Sept. 30, 1969, in Mount Vernon and was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School in 1988 where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball, lettering in all three sports. Following graduation Todd graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville in 1994 with a batchelor’s degree in English. While at Otterbein Todd was a member of the Cardinals football team for three years; his career shortened by injuries, and participated on the Cardinals baseball team for four years.

He was employed as a Certified Physical Trainer at Dynamic Performance in Mount Vernon. Todd was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns; a passion that started when he was in elementary school in the Dallas Texas area.

Surviving are his father and stepmother, James and Tamara (Combs) Rasor of Mount Vernon; his daughter, Olivia Rasor of Westerville; the mother of his daughter, Julie E (Burrell) Rasor of Westerville; his brother, Tyler Rasor of Denver, Colo.; sister, Chelsey Rasor of Mount Vernon; grandmother, Florence Harstine of Newark; stepgrandparents, Ralph and Dixie Combs of Centerburg; and numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda (Harstine) Rasor; brother, Scott Rasor; and grandparents, Raymond Harstine; and Wilson and Etta Rasor.

Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. A funeral service will follow calling hours Thursday evening.

Private family burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Vernon Colt Football League in Care of the funeral home.

To send a private online condolence to the family, visit

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is serving the family of J. Todd Rasor.

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