Harold R Apple

May 30, 1935July 23, 2011

Harold R. Apple, age 76, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:12 PM at his residence. He was born on May 30, 1935 in Darke County, Ohio, to late Norbert Wayne & Louise (Lindsey) Apple.

Harold was an over the road truck driver for 40 years when he retired from Classic Carriers in Versailles, Ohio. He was a SGT in the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of the VETS club, American Legion, Ole Time Truckers Association and Friends of the Library. He attended the United Church of Christ in Versailles. Harold loved his family and grandchildren. He was involved with the Apple Racing Team and was an avid reader and loved camping and Biking. Harold loved and was a regular at the Sweet Shop in Versailles.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, William W. Apple.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Jane (Booher) Apple of Versailles, Ohio, whom he married on October 12, 1957; sons and daughters in law, Richard “Rick” & Michel Apple of Madison, Mississippi and Christopher & Candace Apple of Versailles; daughters and sons in law, Denise & Mike Weyrick of Arcanum, Ohio, Jill & Tom Kuntzman of Columbus, Ohio, and Beth & Scott Subler of Versailles; grandchildren, Kimberly, David, Lindsey, Jason, Marcus, Janell, Laura, Bryant, Jack, Erich, Jared, Jennifer, Ashlyn, and Denver; great grandchildren, Jason, Max and Troy; brother and sister in law, Tom & Janit Apple of Hebron, Ohio; sisters and brothers in law, Shirley & Keith Spitzer of Versailles and Marilyn & George Riegle of Troy, Ohio; sister in law, Sharon Apple of North Star, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home as well as one hour prior to the service on Thursday. There will be a graveside military service conducted by the Versailles Honor Guard.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association, Versailles Life Squad, or Donor’s Choice. Condolences for the family may be sent to

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  • Visitation Wednesday, July 27, 2011
  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Colleen Hiatt Marchal

July 28, 2011

Dear Carol and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

July 28, 2011

Carol and family, I am so sorry that I couldn't be at the viewing. I didn't hear about his passing until I read it in the Policy this morning. You have my prayers and my deepest sympathies.
Bonnie Phlipot

Keith Booher

July 27, 2011

In memory of my uncle -

Uncle Harold was always so kind and welcoming to his family and friends. I will never forget he would always laugh and make me feel right at home when visiting ever since I was kid. I know he worked so hard for many years and provided so that the family would do well.

I will miss you Uncle Harold and hope to see you in heaven some day and enjoy some Apple pie :)

All of my love,

Keith Booher

Jan Monnier

July 27, 2011

Dear Janie, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I always loved seeing you two a family events. Harold was just plain fun... with that twinkle in his eye and that ready smile. It makes me smile just thinking about him. He was a wonderful person, I'm so glad he was part of my life.

July 27, 2011

Dear Mrs. Apple,
I have many fond memories of the time I spent at your house on Martz Road with your family. You and your family always made me feel welcomed when I played with my "best friend". I feel blessed to have known you and your husband and know he will be missed by many. I pray that your and your family will feel God's comfort and know that He will keep his eye on H.R.
Joann [Oliver] Maltinsky, Minster

Carol Dilgard

July 26, 2011

Dear Carol Jane, Please accept my condolences for your loss. Even though we were cousins, Harold and I were never able to share enough time together to really get to know each other. But I remember that whenever I saw him, he always wore such warm and beautiful smile. My prayers are with you.

July 26, 2011

Carol Jane and family you are in my prayers. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. I can not make the service but hope to see you in September when I come to Ohio.
Katy Monnier, SC

Steve Booher

July 26, 2011

Carol Jane (and all kids)... So sadened by the news. Remember him letting me ride the go cart when you lived in the country. Just last month, when you brought the chickens down to Tipp City... I felt the joy of being around him, definitely a loving man with a calm sense of peace within him. Your loss is heavens gain. Love, Steve and Laurel.Booher

Kelly Kloth

July 26, 2011

Dear Carol Jane & family,
My wife Kimberly and I are so sorry for you loss. Harold always had a way to make feel important Always sat down and talked when ever we were together at a family event. You guys both stop and saw us in Waco, Texas even which really meant a lot to me. When we talked he always talked about my dad. I will that smile and keep laugh till I see him once again. love to all of you family at this time. Wish I could come home but am unable to.
THE KLOTH'S of KC, Kelly, Kim, Aaron, Adalley & Gracyn

Jim & Ronalee Koverman

July 26, 2011

Ronalee and I are so sad to hear of Harold's passing. He has always been a man's man and a great friend to all. He will surely be missed untill we see him again in heaven. Our prayers are extended to Carol Jane, the emmediate family and all extended family.