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Akle Salyer

Akle Salyer, was born January 8, 1924. He lived to be 85 years old and died on April 11, 2009. He was the son of Burley Salyer and Zola Vanderpool-Arnett both of whom preceded him in death. He was married to Virginia Ethel Howard on December 24, 1945, a marriage of 63 years.

Born to them were four children, two sons, Billy Joe Salyer and Bobby Neal Salyer, both of whom preceded him in death; and two daughters, Judy Gail Salyer-Norman of Columbus, and Melody Ann Salyer-Gintert of Pickerington; additional extended family includes John W. Norman and Susan K. Ziegler; eight grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. He raised two of his grandsons, Billy Salyer and Rodney Salyer and they were like sons to him. He was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Salyer; and one sister, Phyllis Joe Minix. Also, not to be overlooked was the love he gave and received from his three treasured dogs, Julie, Smokey, and his most precious, Charlie Brown.

He was a wonderful husband and father. He proudly served in the US Army in World War II. He graduated from the Ohio State Barber College and operated his own barber shop in Kirkersville, Ohio for many years.

He loved to play golf at Harbor Hills Golf Club where he was a member for many years, bowl, fish and garden, but most of all enjoyed his family. He was liked by everyone who ever met him and he was a wonderful Christian. He often told his wife, “When I leave this world, I’ll be at home with Jesus in that beautiful mansion he has prepared for me.” He will be loved and missed by all.

A funeral service celebrating his life was held April 14, 2008, at The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville. Burial with full military honors followed in Kirkersville Cemetery.

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