Jeffrey A. Sell

November 16, 1950 ‒ June 17, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Jeffrey Allan Sell, age 67, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at his residence. He was born on November 16, 1950 in Wadsworth, Ohio, to William A. and Mary H. (Curtis) Sell.

Jeff grew up in Westerville, Ohio, where he graduated from Westerville South High School in 1970. After high school, he attended New York Technical Institute.  He was a member of the Ohio National Guard 211th Maintenance Company in Newark, Ohio from 1971-1977.

Jeff had a gift of being able to repair anything mechanical. This God-given gift led him to future employers.  Jeff worked as a car mechanic for Gene Gould Dodge in Westerville, Ohio, and also Bob Caldwell in Columbus, Ohio.  He worked at Metal Container Corporation, a subsidiary of Anheuser Busch in Columbus, Ohio for 32 years. He retired from the Ball Corporation after two years in 2012.

Jeff had a loving, generous, and giving heart. He helped countless people throughout his life…family, friends, neighbors, and strangers alike.  His interests included golf, gardening, cars, his family, children, and grandsons.  He loved the outdoors and always planted a large vegetable garden every year and shared the produce with neighbors and family.  His grandsons had many fun-filled days playing in PaPa’s garden and eating the tomatoes, peppers and snow peas off the vine.

Most importantly, Jeff loved his Lord. He demonstrated this in what he did for others.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Janet L. (Warner) Sell; children, Kristen (David Barnes) Sell, Matt (Sara) Sell; grandchildren, Caleb and Owen Sell; brothers, William (Mary Ann) Sell, Curtis (Sue) Sell; many nieces and nephews.

Along with his father, Jeff is preceded in death by a nephew, Joseph Sell.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 12:00 PM until the time of funeral service starting at 1:00 PM at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 E. College St. in Fredericktown, Ohio, 43019 with Evangelist Troy Northrop officiating. Burial will be held in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, go out and show God’s love to others in word and deed.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Knox County; 17700 Coshocton Ave. Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050.

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  • Our family sends condolences at this time of loss..I remember him fondly when we would see him on a visit to Columbus. May God give him peace.
    Kathleen (Foley) Pringles & César Pringles

  • Our condolences to The Sell family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in knowing that Jeff is no longer suffering and is with our Lord.


    My heart breaks for you and for your children. I am very sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband.


    Eric and Elaina Dougherty

  • Though our hearts can’t help but feel the pain of such a loss, our earthly loss is Heaven’s gain. God bless Janet and family.♥️
    Michael and Debra Marinelli

  • To The Sell Family,
    My condolences are with your family. I have fond memories of Jeff when he came to Phoenix with Bill, Sr. to help Bill, Jr. and Mary Ann move from Columbus to
    Eileen Foley

  • Janet,

    Sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was a wonderful guy and a great neighbor. Always willing to help or just lend an ear and talk. Our condolences to you and your family.
    May he rest in peace.

    David & Diane Pyle

  • My Condolence to you and your family on Jeff’s passing. He was a loving person, he well be in your heart always. Look up to heaven, he is with you
    Frank D Gambosi

  • I worked at Metal Container with Jeff for many years, a good person. We were on different crews, but on occasion we would work on each other’s crew. I’m sure he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, may God bless you and your family. I wish to extend to the family my deepest sympathy.

  • Janet,
    Sorry for your loss. Prayers will be with you and the rest of the family.

    Jeff Combs

  • Our deepest condolences to the Sell family. It seems this world has lost a loving, warm and caring man who will be greatly missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Jeff.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. May you hold on to the great memories of him in the garden.

    Andy, Jenn & Sophie

  • God Bless and Thank YOU, Jeff for your service in The Ohio National Guard serving in The 211th.Maintenance Co. in Newark..And Semper Fi….. Soldier.

  • Sending condolences to the Sell family during this difficult time. I have fond memories of Jeff when I’d come over to visit Matt when we were younger. Such a blessed family. Hold tight to those memories.


    Mark & Laura Harvey

  • Janet and family,
    What an incredible neighbor Jeff has been to so many. I remember meeting Jeff when he was walking with his mother past our house (56 Struble). He was so kind and friendly and demonstrated the love of a true servant. He will be missed by many. We are sending our love and support to you all.