Howard Ernie Naylor, Sr., 77, of Columbia Station, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012, in his home, after a long illness. He was born January 16, 1935, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, living in the Columbia Station since 1965.
Mr. Naylor served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957, during the Korean Conflict, as a truck driver in Europe. He was employed by C & S Trucking, as a truck driver, for 16 years, until his retirement in 2000. He enjoyed working on his trucks, hunting and farming.
He is survived by his wife, Celia Susie Naylor, married 57 years; three daughters, Linda (Donald) Johnson of Carlisle Twp., Arlene (Martin) Squire of Carlisle Twp., Darlene (Michael) Taylor of Grafton; and two sons, Roy Naylor of Carlisle Twp. and Rocky Naylor of Elyria; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Naylor of Cleveland, Junior Naylor of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Loretta Cline of Warren and Marie Smoke of West Virginia.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Evelyn Naylor; one son, Howard E. Naylor, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Jan Naylor; and mother-in-law, Cecelia Simon.
Graveside services will be held in Butternut Ridge Cemetery, in Eaton Township, Friday, October 5, 2012, at 3 P.M., with Reverend Charles Butcher, Pastor of North Eaton Christian Church (Disciples), officiating.
Arrangements were handled by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.