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Donald Vanderpool

September 3, 1930 — May 2, 2012

Donald Vanderpool, 81, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods.

The Cincinnati native was born on Sept. 3, 1930, the son of the late Bert and Mildred Step Vanderpool.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Sally Jo Hoertel Vanderpool, who passed away on May 31, 2003; and son, Jon Eric Vanderpool.

Mr. Vanderpool was a U.S. Korean War Army veteran and after 40 years of service, retired from Ashland Oil as a machinist. He attended the First Baptist Church of Ironton, enjoyed fishing and spending time at the YMCA in Ashland.

He is survived by three sons, Don Alan Vanderpool of Clearwater, Fla., Karl Dean (Kathy) Vanderpool of Coal Grove, and Jay Bert, Vanderpool of Lexington; three daughters, Kristi (Armando) Lara of Ironton, Kelli Jo Vanderpool-Lutz of Ashland, Ky., and Karin Sue (Joel) Roach of Ironton; brother, Darwin Vanderpool of Ironton; sisters-in-law, Karlene Ainsworth of Ironton, Lynn Hoertel O'Leary and Cindy Hoertel, both of Athens; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2012, at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton, with the Rev. Manfred Langer officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland with military rites by the VFW Post 8850.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Monday, May 7th, 2012 11:00am

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