Herlman “Harold” Frame

October 12, 1935 ‒ October 01, 2015

Sparta, Ohio

You might be a redneck if…

You wore a suit jacket with bib overalls.

Herlman “Harold” Frame, age 79, of Sparta died early Thursday morning, October 1, 2015 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus after a brief illness.

He was born on October 12, 1935 in Clay County, West Virginia the son of the late Norman and Gustie (Ramsey) Frame.

Harold received his GED from Cardington High school and worked as an electrician and troubleshooter for the city of Westerville.  He retired in 2000 after 28 years of loyal service.

On July 29, 1955 in Olive Green he married Peggy McKenzie.  They recently celebrated 60 years together as husband and wife.  They enjoyed traveling and were active in the Wagon Train Association on weekends.

He was a member of Masonic Chester Lodge #238 F & AM where he was both a Mason and a 32nd Degree Mason.

Harold loved the outdoors and hunting.  As his family said, “if it moved, he’d hunt it; squirrels, deer, even Armadillo.  He and Peggy took a particular memorable trip to Florida where shot himself a wild hog.  He also enjoyed fishing and his love of animals extended to the mules he raised and bred; earning him the CB name, “Mule Man”.

Whether he was taking neighbors to dr.’s appointments or mowing someone’s lawn, Harold always found time to help his fellow neighbor.

He took great pride in the Sparta community, never missing a home Highland Football or Basketball.  Harold also started the PeeWee and Little Leagues of Sparta and Chesterville.  He also used his skills as an electrician and his community pride, hooking up the lights at Northmor, Highland, and the Morrow County Fairgrounds.  You may remember Harold as the Sparta Sherriff many years ago.

Harold’s daughter described him as a live wire and while he didn’t take much time for sleep, he had the uncanny ability to nap while being fully aware of what was going on around him; change the television or radio station and he’d wake from a seemingly sound nap.  He was always quick with a joke, even joking with the doctor in the hospital right up to the end.  He would never forget a name and Peggy recalls them unable to go anywhere, even Hawaii, without Harold running into someone he knew.

Through it all Harold was and an unapologetic “redneck”, who took great pride in his down home country roots.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Peggy of Sparta, their daughters Mae (Michael) Rose of Columbus and Dorothy Frame of Sparta; seven grandchildren, Nick, Joe, Che, Rachael, Andrew, McKenzie, and Kelsey; four step grandsons, Mike, Mark, Matt, and Mason; and two great grandsons, Liam and Vincent.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son Raymond and seven siblings, Arthur, Roy, James, Clayton, Claudette, Delphia, and Hamon.

Friends may call on the family on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 4-7 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074; followed by a Masonic service conducted by the Chester Lodge #238 at 7:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Chuck Wythe officiating.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Chester Baptist Church, Operation Christmas Child.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the family of Mr. Frame.

Condolences and special memories may be shared with them at snyderfuneralhomes.com