SALEM - Harold Bettis, 88, of 2170 Monroe St., Salem, died at 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 at his home.
He was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Salineville, Ohio, the son of the late George and Birdie (Ludlam) Bettis.
Before his retirement, Harold had worked at the Deming Crane Company as a chipper/grinder for 17 years. He was the former owner of the Lincoln Dairy and Delicatessen in Minerva and had worked at the former B&W in Alliance as a crane operator for 16 years.
He was a member of the Believer's Christian Fellowship in Salem and the Fraternal Order of Eagles 2199 in Minerva. He was an avid card player and loved spending time with his family.
Mr. Bettis proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
His wife, June (Marteney) Bettis, whom he married April 22, 1966, survives him; along with two sons, Barry Bettis and Scott (Sherry) Bettis all of Salem; three daughters, Linda Davis of Lakeland, Florida, Mary Kay (Chuck) Davis of Coshocton, Ohio and Traci (Ray III) Zepernick of Brook Park, Ohio; a sister, Mary Gardner of Salem; 20 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was a son, Harold Keith Bettis; grandson, Corey Zepernick, a sister, Ethel Irvine; and two brothers, George and Walter Bettis.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Rowley officiating.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at the East
Lawn Cemetery in Minerva with full military honors provided by the Salem V.F.W. Post 892 and the Salem AMVETS Post 45 Burial Group.