Dr. Charles Willard “Bill” Follett

February 15, 1926 ‒ April 26, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

Dr. Charles Willard “Bill” Follett, age 89, of Fredericktown passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.

He was born on February 15, 1926 in Akron, Ohio to the late Cecil and Edith (Wilcoxan) Follett. Bill received his BS in Comprehensive Social Studies in 1949 from The Ohio State University where he also earned his Master’s in 1954. He later received his PhD in 1969 from The Ohio State University for Counseling Psychology and College Administration. He was a teacher, professor and dean at Ashland University. Bill was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Thrall Lodge #170 F&AM Fredericktown and the Ann Hill Chapter of the Ohio Eastern Star #81 Fredericktown. Bill was a veteran serving in the United States Army, 94th Infantry Division, under General George S. Patton during WWII.

He is survived by his wife of over 16 years Betty Jane (Lamb) Follett; his daughter Diane (Mark) Doup of Bellville; three sons, Michael (Nancy) Follett of Plymouth, OH, Brad (Patti) Follett of Charlotte, NC, Dave (Kathy) Hatton of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Katie (Brent) Cline, Jay (Melissa) Follett, Andrew Follett, Brandy Fran, Aaron (Ashlie) Doup, Nick (Rachel) Doup; great-grandchildren, Ava Cline, Natalie Cline, Mason Follett, Morgan Follett, Justin Fran, Matthew Fran, Rauri Doup, Avery Doup and Addy Doup; and his sister Janet (Bill Noble) Herman of Pilot Mountain, NC.

Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife Martha (Sowers) Follett and his brother Don Follett.

Friends may call on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6-8PM at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown with Masonic and Eastern Star services beginning at 8PM. On Wednesday, friends may call from 11-1PM at the Fredericktown First Baptist Church with the Funeral Service following at 1PM with Rev. Timothy Mohon officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Salvation Army, First Baptist Church in Fredericktown, or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

To send the family a condolence online visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Dr. Charles Willard “Bill” Follett.

  • Dear Betty and family i am so sorry. So many loved ones are passing on. I will keep your family in my prayers. Love you

  • Dear Betty and Family, We are so sorry to learn of Bill’s Passing. We always enjoyed talking with him. Your family is in our thoughts and Prayers.

  • Dear Betty, Dave, Diane, and family: I am so sorry to learn of Bill’s death. What a wonderful, happy man he was, and I will miss seeing him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  • I fell under Bill’s spell the minute I met him. He had a great sense of humor, great attitude, and was a sweet, sweet man who I will really miss! I loved teasing him and he gave it right back! He will be sorely missed by everyone who had the good fortune to know him–deepest sympathies to Bill’s family.

  • Your family has had so much lately. May God give all of you comfort at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we will continue to pray for all of the Lamb’s at this also.

  • Betty, Dave, and Diane and other family members:
    So to see this news regarding your husband, father, and loved one. We are praying that the Lord will hold you in his arms during this time, and give you peace and understanding.
    Rich and Janet Hiles

  • Betty, Dave, and Diane and other family members:
    So sad to see this news regarding your husband, father, and loved one. We are praying that the Lord will hold you in his arms during this time, and give you peace and understanding.
    Rich and Janet Hiles

  • Aw, Betty… I am not sure where to even begin. I love and adore you and Bill so very much. My heartfelt prayers and love go out to you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
    Love ~ Your Star Sister,
    Kathleen Dean

  • Bill will be missed by all who knew him. I loved singing in the choir with him! Prayers for all of you!

  • Betty, So sorry for your loss. He was a special intelligent man and I always enjoyed his conversation. I am glad I got to see and talk to you both at the Chinese restaurant about a month ago.

    You will be in our prayers,
    Donald Cobb and Family

  • Dearest Betty,
    Nobody could cook Pasta better than Bill!!
    My love – hugs and prayers are with you. The Dear Lord has always been your strength – let Him hold you now . I am so thankful for the time you two had together!! God Bless you sweetie.
    Love always,
    Bev

  • Dear Betty and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.

  • Carmon and I go way back to high school with Mr. Follett in Biology class. He served on the committee to honor Roy McKinley and helped raise $6,000 for the Roy McKinley Scholarship Fund. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. I got to enjoy him when I was recouping at Eastern Star and we “almost took a shower together.” We got to joke about that quite often. Betty, I know Carmon always enjoyed and loved both of you soo much, as did I. I know you and Bill got to make some great memories together. Love and prayers for you and your family for peace and comfort.

  • Betty and Family,

    We send our deepest sympathy to all of you. He was a joy to know. Have known him since my high school days. He was my History teacher, so we go way back.
    May God give you peace and comfort at this time and the days to come as only he can do. Our love and prayers are with you.

  • Dear Betty and family. I was privileged to meet so many wonderful people during my years of working at OES. Bill was one that always showed his genuine gratitude, humor, and love of people. He was a joy to have known as well as the Lamb family. My loving thoughts and earnest prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Betty and family,
    We as so many will miss Bill greatly. He was a very special man. We are so glad you and he found each other. Bill loved you dearly. We will all have memories to last a life time.
    Sorry we can’t be with you at this time but our hearts and prayers are.

    We love you,
    Tom and Jo

  • We are so very sorry hearing of Bill’s passing, Our thoughts and prayers are with you Betty and your family, May God Bless you through this difficult time.

  • Betty and family you have my deepest sympathy. Bill was always a joy to be around. May the Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow.

  • Dear Betty and Family;

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. We send our condolences. Bill was always such a friendly gentleman. We always enjoyed talking with him when we visited
    at Eastern Star.

    May God bless you,

    Morris and Sue

  • We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Charles (Bill). We so enjoyed taking him books and talking to him> We will greatly miss him. Please except our deepest sympathies to the family.