Donald E. Loar

  • November 17, 2012

Donald E. Loar

Vietnam veteran was retired truck driver

Donald E. Loar, 65, of Fredericktown, died Thursday, November 15, 2012, in Veterans Administration Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born June 9, 1947, in Washington, a son of the late Cleve and Wilda Shuman Loar.

Mr. Loar was a 1965 graduate of Trinity High School.

He then went on to join the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam.

Mr. Loar was an over-the-road truck driver working for Phillip-Bell and TLX Ace, from where he retired in 1995.

He enjoyed reading, especially the newspaper, and was an avid Steelers fan.

On September 20, 1969, in North Ten Mile Baptist Church, he married Sally K. Vester. Together, they shared more than 43 years of marriage.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Sally K. Loar, are a son, Jeremy B. (Jeannine) Loar; a grandson, Jackson Cole Loar; a brother, Robert Earl Loar; two sisters, Opal (Raymond) Wright and Wilda Darlene Penrod; seven sisters-in-law, Barb Loar, Linda Loar, Barbara Loar, Linda Loar, Deborah (JC) Thomas, Mary Bruno and Rhonda (Steve) Jones; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Deceased are sister, Leonna Virginia (Edward) Dye; brothers Harold Cleveland Loar, Albert Richard Loar, Gerald Franklin Loar, Andrew Jackson Loar and David Lee Loar; brothers-in-law Norman Penrod and John Vester; and sisters-in-law Brenda Loar and Cathy (Kenneth) Iams.

Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, with Pastor Rick Bruckner officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 744 of Marianna. Condolences may be left at


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