Harold Eugene Freshwater

March 15, 1930 ‒ October 24, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Harold Eugene Freshwater, 86, of Delaware passed away early Monday morning October 24, 2016 at the Delaware Court Health Care Center.

He was born March 15, 1930 in Delaware to the late Stanley and Grace (Harmon) Freshwater and graduated from Bellepoint High School. He later proudly served his country from 1951 – 1953 as a member of the United States Army.

Harold owned and operated his own business hauling stone and dirt. He was a lifetime member of Bellepoint United Methodist Church and a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed gardening, tinkering with his vehicles and he even restored a 1937 Chevy pickup truck for which he was very proud of.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 65 years, Bonnie (Wilson); daughters, Kay Buxton and Sandy (Mike) McKitrick; grandchildren, Heather, Kyle and Paige. In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his brother John Freshwater.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William St.), Delaware, where masonic services will be held at 7:45 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association at graveside.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

To share a fond memory of Harold or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I have many wonderful memories with Harold and Bonnie’s family but the one I remember the most was when Harold and I went to the race track. We came back to your house and found our girls had gotten into the booze and were passed out upstairs. Knowing they were safe, we continued to play cards in the kitchen.

    JoAnn and I wish to pass our support to you, Bonnie, because we know you will miss him very much!

    Love to you,
    Dick & JoAnn Reese

  • Kay,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I will not be able to come give you a hug as I will be out of town. Please know that you are in my thoughts and I hope all is well with you!


  • Dear Kay,

    I am so saddened to hear of you losing your Dad. I lost my Dad almost 9 months after losing Chuck, what a devistation. Losing our Dads is so hard, its like our rock of our past has crumbled and our foundation is not as steady anymore. Today, tomorrow and the next year will be difficult as you go on without him but knowing that he is secure in heaven is readsuring. We WILL see our loved ones again. So, rest assured friend that we have that promise, just as your Dad did.

    I miss you and would live to meet once you get some time to yourself. I live in Delaware now and Ali and I (and Becky, although shes moving soon) get together often. Id live us all to meet up for a daytime lunch wgen you can. My phone is 614.565.2690 and email huber.nancy1@gmail.com

    Hugs and prayers are being sent as an attachment to this email. Please take care of yourself and rest.

  • God Bless and Thank YOU, Harold for your service in The United States Army…. RIP …. ……………………….. And Semper Fi. ……….. Soldier.

  • Bonnie, Elaine called today to let me know about Harold’s passing. We are sorry for your loss, but know you have many years of memories to comfort you. We enjoyed knowing “Rat” and Jim certainly enjoyed both of your friendships too. We leave for Texas tomorrow and will be home in April. I hope we can start luncheons again. Love to you all. Joe Anna and Don

  • Sincere sympathy to all of your family. While at the Big Bear Farms, I enjoyed listening to my husband, Chuck, and Harold laugh and tell stories. Harold was always reliable and a hard worker. His broad smile was a bright spot to our day. There are many memories to cherish.

  • My Dad, Jim Blaney, liked visiting Harold and talking with him about both of their trucks, in fact just a week or two before Dad died Mom said he had visited with Harold again.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Marvin Blaney

  • My heart goes out to you Mrs. Freshwater and your family. I have fond memories of you being our neighbors on Melba Drive. Mr. Freshwater always had a story to tell. I trust that all the love that you shared and the fond memories you created will help get you through this difficult time.