Earl (Red) E. Mansfield, age 88, of West Lafayette, peacefully joined his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, surrounded by his family.
Earl was born on January 13, 1933 in Kirtland, Ohio to the late Harland and Eunice (Burr) Mansfield. He married Mary (Hartong) Mansfield on June 9, 1956.
He served in the United States Navy from January 1951 through December 1953 in the Korean Conflict on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Essex. He was a self-taught engineer and owner of Welshfield Gulf Service and Auburn Implement. He was a founding member of both Newbury Bible Church and Bible Fellowship Church.
Earl is survived by his loving wife, Mary, and children, Kary (Jim) Jamison of Big Prairie, OH; Karla (Ed) Murray of Painesville, OH; and Karl (Gretchen) Mansfield of Fairport Harbor, OH; along with 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard Mansfield, and sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Hartong; as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many who called him “Dad.”
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Mansfield and sisters-in-law, Ethel and Janet Mansfield; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be at the Miller Funeral Home, 639 Main Street, Coshocton on Saturday, March 13, 2021, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm with a funeral service beginning at 3:00pm. Calling hours will also be held after the funeral service from 4:00-5:00pm at the funeral home. A private burial will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021, at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio where military rites will be observed.
Online registry and expressions of condolences may be made on the Miller Funeral Home website. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bible Fellowship Church 10047 Hollingsworth NE, Bolivar, OH 44621; or MMS Aviation: 24387 Airport Road, Coshocton, OH 43812. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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