Harold Edward “Harry” Avery, 83, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Thursday July 19, 2018. He was born March 9, 1935 in Bowling Green to Ray and Pearl (Brim) Avery. He married Charlene Cornell on August 21, 1966 and she survives in Bowling Green.
He was a 1953 graduate of Bowling Green High School and went on to attend Bowling Green State University. Harry served his country proudly in the United States Army. He worked for The Sentinel Tribune for several years in advertising and sales. He was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bowling Green and Friends of the Wood County District
He was an avid bowler, spending most of his bowling days at Varsity Lanes. Harry was a supporter of Bowling Green Little League for many years where he watched his sons play baseball. He enjoyed attending Bowling Green Bobcat and Bowling Green Falcon Football games and was a fan of the Detroit Tigers and Ohio State Football.
Along with his wife of nearly 52 years, Charlene, Harry is survived by his sons Michael Avery of North Baltimore, Ohio and Steven Avery (Eric Robertson) of Toledo, Ohio, twin sister Carol Wickard of Bowling Green, Ohio, sister-in-law Suzanne (Ivan) Avery, Bowling Green, Ohio, nephews David (Gretchen) and Doug (Janet) Avery, Dan (Karen) and John Wickard; nieces Faith Wrucke, Hope Sherrick, Deb (Bruce) Smith and Brenda (Steve) Lomelino. Also surviving are a brother-in-law, Neil (Sharon) Cornell of Wilmington, Delaware, and a niece, Elizabeth (Andrew) Lane.
He was preceded in death by his brother Ivan Avery and sister Geneva Strausbaugh.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 24, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday July 25, 2018 at Noon at the funeral home. Pastor Andrea Curry will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green where full military honors will be rendered by the Wood County Honor Detail. Additional visitation will be held Wednesday morning at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of his service at noon.
Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Trinity United Methodist Church or Wood County District Public Library.
To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Avery family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.
Harold’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to family, friends, neighbors, and the Trinity church family for their thoughts, prayers, and support during Harry’s lengthy illness.
The professionalism, kindness, caring, and friendship shown to Harry by the doctors, nurses, aides, and staff of the dialysis center in Bowling Green made it possible for him to complete the years of dialysis without complaining or missing treatments – he always had a positive attitude. Thank you all for your dedication.
The waiting room group at DCA – caregivers and patients – was a great source of comfort and support.
Harry was transported by wheelchair in a taxi in the last few weeks. The taxi driver took special care to see that he was safe and comfortable. His kindness and concern were special.
The caregivers from Interim Care who came to our home provided more than personal care. They were his friends – supportive, caring and helpful. We became a team whose purpose was to take good care of Harry.
We want to thank the entire staff of Bowling Manor, Dr. Park, the Hospice team, and the nurses for their professionalism and support. A special thank you goes to his niece and the other aides that provided his personal care. They were just great!