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Junior Pearl Eleyet

Junior Pearl Eleyet, 87, of Huntsville, passed away at 9:22 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at his residence.

He was born in West Liberty, Ohio on July 14, 1930, the son of the late Lawrence and Naomi (Jacobs) Eleyet. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Susan Eleyet in 1958 and a step-son, Michael Anthony Wilkinson.

On April 16, 1975, he married Patty Rose (Faulder) and she preceded him in death on July 1, 2006.

He is also survived by two daughters, Debra Tipple of Lakeview and Sandra Eleyet of Huntsville, a son, Robert (Gidget) Eleyet of Bellefontaine, a step-daughter, Katherine (Ed) Kalunze of Baltimore, OH, three step-sons, Franklin “Frank” M. (Nancy) Wilkinson Jr. of DeGraff, Lawrence “Larry” Allen (Linda) Wilkinson and David Lynn (Brenda) Wilkinson, both of Belle Center, 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, a daughter in law, Angie Wilkinson of Russells Point, many nieces and nephews, and his dogs, Roscoe and Katie.

Junior was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He worked for Miller-Meteor Coach & Ambulance in Bellefontaine and Piqua. He also worked as cemetery sexton for cemeteries in West Liberty, Huntsville, and Bellefontaine.

He was a life member of the VFW #1080, American Legion #173, and of the Korean War Veterans Association. He also belonged to the Eagles Lodge #2166, the Indian Lake Moose Lodge, and the Public Employees Retirement group.

Pastor Bryan Meadows will officiate a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery with military honors provided by the Logan County Veteran Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Korean War Veterans Assoc. Inc, PO Box 407, Charleston, IL 61920.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com.

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