Harold Wolverton


Harold E. Wolverton, 87, of Columbus, died at 1:29 a.m. September 21, 2016, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Harold was born March 17, 1929, in Muncie, Indiana, the son of Herman and Goldie (Pallum) Wolverton. He married Jacqueline J. Griffith April 21, 1957. She preceded him in death April 21, 2005.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and retired from Arvin Industries after 35 years of service. Harold was a longtime member of Bible Church of Columbus.

He loved to climb fire towers, fish, travel, spend time outdoors and flint knapping, along with being a rock hound.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Day Sr. officiating. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday  and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery with military honors presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Survivors include his son, Timothy “Tim” Wolverton of Columbus; and daughters, Jewell L. (Ralph) Johnson of Westport and Miriam A. Wolverton of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jacqueline; son, Nathaniel J. Wolverton; brother, Donald Wolverton; and sister, Lillian Barker.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Monday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.