Dr. Charles Willard “Bill” Follett
February 15, 1926 ‒ April 26, 2015
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.
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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Dr. Charles Willard “Bill” Follett.