Funeral services for Harold Lamar Bierod, 89, of Georgetown, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown. He died June 22, 2014.
Born in Meade County, Ky., he grew up in the Ohio River valley. Never defined by a job, he was a jack-of-all trades, able to fix most anything. He was employed by the Colgate Palmolive Company for 35 years, ran a trucking company, drove a school bus, had a hobby farm and called his pet cows by name.
He had a colorful personality and was bright, energetic and witty, and taught his children through his many wise sayings which they called “Poor Harold’s Almanac.”
Ever fun-loving and gregarious, he was involved in many group activities from bowling leagues, square dancing, camping with his Sunday School friends, and many church activities of Wesley Chapel United Methodist church. Also he was a member of the Jefferson Masonic Lodge 104.
Son of Daisy Compton and Louis Bierod, he was born on Nov. 20, 1924. His marriage to his childhood sweetheart Norma Love celebrated 72 years. He was the beloved father of four children: Ron and wife, Betty, Janis and husband, Sam Allen, Barbara and husband Mike Moore, and Bryan and wife, Tina. He had eight delightful and talented grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many relatives and in-laws, including Bobby Love and Donnie (Rose) Love who survive him, as well as brother Norman (Zella). His beloved neighbors and caregivers Wylie and Gayle Whitenack and Tamara Martin were faithful and caring friends.
Though Parkinson’s disease slowed him down in his later years, he continued to enjoy his favorite TV shows, including the History Channel and sports events.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of service at the funeral home.