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Philip C. Vesey, 86, of Kingsville, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in the Ashtabula County Medical Center.
He was born on June 28, 1931, in Cherry Valley, Ohio, the son of Myron and Margaret (Dewey) Vesey. Philip married the love of his life, Florence I. Mead, on June 19, 1955, in Austinburg, Ohio.
Mr. Vesey was a self-employed truck driver for over 40 years, and worked for Tajon, retiring in 1992. In addition to being a member of the National Guard, he was a very active member of the Gageville United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees.
Philip enjoyed woodworking, line dancing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Florence I. Vesey; daughters, Phyllis (Robert) Keller and Beverly (Mark) Christy; son, Roger (Penya) Vesey; sisters, Edna Mary (George) Piper, Jean Kondoff and Margaret "Sweetie" Senskey; brothers, Lloyd Vesey and Ralph (Joyce) Vesey; grandchildren, Jennifer (Kyle) Morgan, Amy (James) Winter, Brian (Dayna) Tinker and Marisa (Michael) Pal; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mildred Brooks and Francie Foltz; and a brother, Richard Dewey.
Calling hours will be held, Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 12 NOON to 2:00PM at the Gageville United Methodist Church, 4063 State Route 193, Kingsville, where funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Terry Simpson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please consider the Gageville United Methodist Church, PO BOX 439, Kingsville, Ohio, 44068 or the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Rd., Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004.
The Thompson Smith Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut is honored to assist the family. Please visit www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com to leave a condolence.
Published on March 7, 2018
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