Harold Nelson Offutt

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Harold Nelson Offutt

Harold Nelson Offutt Harold Nelson Offutt, 102, loving husband, father and grandfather, formerly of New Castle, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Shenango on the Green, New Wilmington.
Harold was born in Plain Grove, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 31, 1916, to the late Lester Brown Offutt and Ada Nelson Offutt.
He married Lois M Eakin, who survives at the residence, on June 28, 1939.
Harold was an industrial engineer for Rexnord Industries.
He lived in Ellwood City for 32 years and in Danville, Kentucky, for 10 years before retiring and returning to the New Castle area.
He was active at First Baptist Church of New Castle, where he served on the deacon board. While in Ellwood City, he was Sunday school superintendent, deacon and occasional chair of pulpit committees at Ellwood City Baptist Church.
He was also a 33rd Degree Mason and a past commander-in-chief of New Castle Consistory.
He enjoyed hunting. He was a skilled woodworker and amateur photographer. He enjoyed building and managing bluebird boxes.
In addition to Lois, his wife of 79 years, he is survived by his daughter, Joann (Skip) Freidhoff of Plymouth, Indiana; his son, The Rev. Dr. William L. (Ruth Anne) Offutt of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his sister, Margret Jervis; and his brother, Gerald Nathan Offutt.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington.
The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev John Yergan of First Baptist Church, New Castle, officiating.
Interment will follow at Plain Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 984 W. Maitland Lane, New Castle, Pa. 16105.
Published on February 20, 2019
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Julia D Palmer
Feb 24, 2019
Dear Bill and Family
I am so deeply sorry for your loss,
you and your family are in my prayers.
Julie Palmer
Lee Hess
Feb 22, 2019
Bill, my condolences to you. I can appreciate the sense of loss as this link to the past through your father is suddenly broken or more accurately temporarily interrupted.
Stacey Wetzel
Feb 21, 2019
Mr Offutt will be sadly missed. Sincerest condolences.
Bob and Anna Charles
Feb 21, 2019
You have our sympathy, may the wonderful memories give you much joy. Praying for the family in this difficult time.
Lynne Davis Adair
Feb 20, 2019
Think on his joy as Harold entered into Glory! He can hear the angels sing! Praise the Lord!

Prayers as you walk through this difficult road with your mother and family!