Gordon L. Harrod Sr., 86, of Norwalk, died Monday evening, March 22, 2010, in Twilight Gardens Home.
He was born April 13, 1923, in Roseburg, Ore., son of the late Gerald and Carman (Downing) Harrod. He served in Panama in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He worked at the former W.L. Mead and was the owner of Korner Kupboard Restaurant in Milan, retiring in 1983. He lived in Akron, Ohio, for many years and moved to Norwalk in 1967.
He was a Member of Milan Lions Club and VFW. He was also an ordained minister with the RLDS Church now known as the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Beth (Steve) Weisenberger of Norwalk; grandchildren, Derek, Amber and Ryan Harrod, and Joseph and Steven Weisenberger; sister, Kathleen (Fredrick) Holman of Brecksville, Ohio; and a special niece, Amy Holman of Alaska.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene (Braman) Harrod in 1981; son, Gordon L. Harrod Jr. in 1999; and a daughter in infancy.
Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, where a funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the church.
Condolences may be shared with the family at norwalkfuneral.com.