H. Jeffrey Harrod, 44, died on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 17, 1970, in Lima, the son of Harold “Barney” and Julie (Setser) Harrod. His parents survive in Wapakoneta.
On April 21, 1990, he married Barbara J. Horman, and she survives.
Other survivors include four children, Abigail (Drew) Golden of Celina, Austin, Annie and Allison Harrod, at home, a sister, Angela (Brian) Straughn of Troy, a brother, Chet (Ashley) Harrod of Fort Loramie, father-in-law and mother-in-law Gene and Margie Horman of Wapakoneta, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jim (Laurel) Horman, John (Lisa) Horman, Brian (Mary) Horman, and Beth (Ross) Steiner and several nieces and nephews.
Jeff worked on the family farm his whole life and was part owner of the Harrod Insurance Agency. In November 2012, he became a founding partner of the Harrod Insurance Services in Wapakoneta.
He was a 1988 graduate of Wapakoneta High School and received the FFA State Farmer Degree and National Farmer Degree. He was also an honorary Chapter Farmer and a member of the FFA Alumni. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta. His other memberships included the New Knoxville Gun Club and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 691, Wapakoneta. He enjoyed working with his children on their fair projects and was an avid trap shooter. His other hobbies included hunting fishing, snowmobiling, and anything to do with the outdoors.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic church, Wapakoneta, the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wapakoneta FFA or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at BayliffAndEleyFh.com.