William Herbert “Bill” Frederick, Sr.
June 05, 1925 ‒ October 18, 2015
MANSFIELD: William Herbert “Bill” Frederick, Sr. went home to be with the Lord Sunday evening October 18, 2015 in his daughter’s Mansfield home surrounded by all five of his children, following a brief illness. He was 90.
Bill was born June 5, 1925 in Mount Vernon, KY to parents William M. & Sarah E. (Blanton) Frederick. He proudly served his country with the US Navy during WWII. While on a two-week leave (between Bill’s postings at the Invasion of Normandy and the South Pacific), he married a beautiful young lady named Barbara Williams on September 13, 1944. The couple met during a snowball fight, but that may have been one of the only fights they ever had.
Bill worked for Westinghouse for over 29 years until his retirement in 1988. He always put his family first—sacrificing his own comfort so they had food to eat and nice shoes to wear. In later years, Bill enjoyed travelling, gardening, mushroom hunting, and especially fishing. He was also proud to wear his veteran’s cap and loved telling war stories. Bill loved to eat his daughter Claudia’s cooking! But above all, he cherished spending time with his children, grandchildren, and the whole family.
He was a member of First Alliance Church in Mansfield and of VFW Post #5101 in Lexington. Bill will be remembered as a great man of God who was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years Barb Frederick of Mansfield; five children (and spouses): Claudia & James Keller of Mansfield, Vicki & Bud Sahr of Winter Springs, FL, Brenda & Paul Hollinger of Mansfield, John & Paulette Frederick of Galion, and William H. Frederick, Jr. of Mansfield; 40 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a brother John C. Frederick and a sister Wanda Gilliam.
Friends may call 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2015 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring his life will be held 11 a.m. Friday and friends may also call the hour before the service. Pastor Bruce Philippi will officiate and burial will follow in the veteran’s section of Mansfield Cemetery with graveside military honors performed by the Richland County Joint Veteran’s Burial Detail.
Contributions in his memory to OhioHealth Hospice may be made at the funeral home.
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