---- — Michael A. Mount, 53, of Texico, died 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at his home.
He was born on April 15, 1960, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Harley and Darlene (Taylor) Mount.
On Aug. 18, 1979, at Panther Fork Baptist Church, he married Patricia A Rogers and she survives in Texico.
Mike graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and was a member of Panther Fork Baptist Church. He worked at Graphic Packaging in Centralia for 23 years and then worked for District 80 Schools in Mt. Vernon. He was a volunteer EMT and fireman at Jefferson County Rural Fire Department Station 3 from 1985 to the present. Michael loved spending time with his family and enjoyed telling stories.
In addition to his wife, Patty Mount, he is survived by his mother, Darlene Mount of Texico; a son, Christopher M. Mount of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Jennifer R. Issac and husband Jerry of Mt. Vernon; three grandchildren, Carter, Savannah and Lane; and sister, Sherry Mount Keip.
Mr. Mount was preceded in death by his father, Harley; and his grandparents, Harley and Beulah Mount and Arthur and Bessie Taylor.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Panther Fork Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. John Ashby officiating. Burial will follow at Panther Fork Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. There will be a fireman walkthrough at 6 p.m. tonight.
Memorials may be made to the Panther Fork Cemetery and received at the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, IL 62830.
Online condolences may be made at www.osbornfuneralhomeinc.com.