Joseph “Joe” Ault, of West Chester, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the age of 85. He was born on August 13, 1935 in Bellaire, Ohio to Elmer and Opal Ault.
In May of 1962, Joe married his sweetheart, Germaine Burke. Together, they would build a lifetime of happy memories. Joe was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family brought him joy, and he provided them with an abundance of love and support.Joe had a long and storied career as a football coach. He had undefeated teams at Bridgeport HS in 1965 and 1970. He led Salem College (WV) to the National Championship game in 1975, and in 1981, he coached his son Mike’s Watkins Memorial HS team to a perfect record. In 2004, Joe was rewarded with induction into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame.
Joe was preceded in death by: wife, Germaine Ault; parents, Elmer and Opal Ault; brother, Thomas Ault; sister, Ruth Banfield.
Joe is survived by: daughter, Michelle (Dave) Meyer; son, Mike Ault; grandchildren, Rachael (Jonathon) Laurin, Chloe (Andrew) Braun, Tess Meyer, Ethan Meyer, Lucas Meyer, Jake Ault, Henry Ault and Oliver Ault; and great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Theodore and Grace Laurin.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Spring Grove Funeral Homes Tri County, 11285 Princeton Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246. A prayer service will follow the visitation at 10:30 AM.
Memorial donations may be directed to Grace Hospice at 4850 Smith Road, Suite 100C, Cincinnati, OH 45212.
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