Fred Garfield Call Jr. 93 went home to be with his Lord surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 16, 2019. He was born on the family farm in Monroe Township, Pickaway Co. to the late Fred Garfield Sr. and Rachel Moriah (Junk) Call. A graduate of Monroe Township H.S. in 1943. Fred farmed with his parents from an early age and continued Farming until several years ago. A member of the United Christian Church in Mt. Sterling most of his life, was a member of the F. & A.M. in Mt. Sterling, the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, Aladdin Shrine, the former Derby Men’s Club, and the I.O.O.F. Lodge #1 in Harpers Ferry, WV. Fred was a person that loved his God and Country and would consider himself a true Patriot. He was a proud Republican and had attended 2 or 3 Presidential Inaugurals. In 1949 he danced with Miss America Jackie Mercer. Fred enjoyed his 27 tractors as a past time. He was preceded in death by the love of his life Nancy Hedges Call on July 23, 2017, an infant sister Ruth, and a very special friend Bud Noel Carpenter. Survived by a son Jeffrey Call of Ashville; special caregiver and friend Dwight Alan Karshner of Ashville; and the family pet dog, Ozark; a dear friend Melinda Carpenter of Union City, IN; adopted grandsons Levi Karshner, Ethan Karshner, Gilbert (Jack) Shaffer and many dear farm kids that called him Grandpa.
A special thank you goes to Annette Spaulding, Dawn Brady, Katrina Shaffer, Ann Parker, home health nurse Janet Thompson, Emily and Avery Jenkins, and Mt. Carmel Hospice for all of their great care.
The family invites friends to visit at the family farm at 14643 Call Rd. Mount Sterling, OH on Sunday, June 23rd from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held a 7:30 p.m. at the home. Funeral Service will be on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the United Christian Church, 30 East Columbus St. in Mount Sterling with Rev. Kevin Pees officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Cemetery. The family request in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the United Christian Church or the Village Chapel Church 30 Circleville Ave. Ashville,43103 or Mt. Carmel Hospice 1144 Dublin Rd. Columbus 43215. Online condolences at olivercheekfuneralhome.com