Leland L. Zollars

May 22, 1941 ‒ October 05, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio


Leland LaRue “Lee” Zollars, age 77, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed from this life on Friday, October 5, 2018, at home after a long period of illness. He was born on May 22, 1941, in a log cabin in Holmes County, Ohio, the only son of Ray and Vera (Butler) Zollars. Leland grew up in Brinkhaven, Ohio, and graduated in 1959 from Danville High School. He and his high school sweetheart, A. Susan “Sue” Grassbaugh, were united in marriage on September 26, 1959, thus, just celebrating their 59th wedding anniversary.

Leland was an avid hunter, including trapshooting, and archery. He was a journeyman machinist by trade and in 1967, moved his young family to Los Alamos, NM, where he was employed by the government through the University of California. They returned to Ohio in 1969 residing in Fredericktown.

His most recent employment was as a salesman with Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants where he enjoyed serving his customers in Knox and surrounding counties from 1983-1998.

He faithfully served the Lord as a member of the Fredericktown Church of Christ.

He is survived by his loving and loyal wife, three sons, Brian (Rae Jean) Zollars of Mount Vernon, Aaron (Brenda) Zollars of Bellbrook, Ohio, Wayne (Kim) Zollars of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren, Riley (Dustin) Overholser, Kelsey (Jason) Budd, Brianna (Jeff) Blubaugh, Merrit (Marissa) Zollars, Stephanie (Travis) Brown, Amy (Taylor) Walker, Jay (Faith) Zollars, Justin and Ryan Zollars; eleven plus one great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet (Tom) Stetz and Mary (Rick) Drake; one aunt and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kathy (Zollars) Ball.

A Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date.  The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Leland L. Zollars.

Memorial contributions in Leland’s name may be made to Knox County Foundation Hospice Fund, PO Box 309, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com





  • Sue and family, Carolyn and I extend our sincere condolences to all of you. We share your sadness and hope and pray for strength as you move on. Paul Noser

  • Sue & Family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Remember meeting you both back when I babysat your three boys.

  • Sue and family:
    Sincere sympathy at your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. May memories bring comfort and peace.

    In Friendship,

  • Sue and Family.
    Sending my deepest condolences to all of you with the loss of your loved one ! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time !

  • So sorry to learn of Leland ‘s passing. Thinking of all of you! Deepest Sympathy to all!

  • Sue and family, just heard about Lee’s passing from this life. We know he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. But as a follower of our Lord take comfort of where his soul is now. Safe in the arms of his Savior. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. In Christian love, Earnie and Bertha Frazier

  • Sue and family
    Our thoughts and prayers for God to be so close to each of you during this time and in the days ahead. God bless.

    George and Carol Donovan

  • Our deepest sympathy to the entire Zollars family. Lee will be missed. He always had a smile and a greeting for everyone. May it help you to know that we care and we are sending our condolences and friendship to all. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • To the families, sorry for the loss of your love one, many blessings and prayers.

  • Dear Sue and Family We are so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing . I can’t help but smile whenever I think of him … he was quite a character ! Please know that we think of all of you often and fondly , and wish you all the best as you grieve . Tom Kossmann and Lisa Wayne

  • So very, very heartbroken to see this. My heart and prayers go out to Sue and all of the family, especially Brian, Aaron, and Wayne. A great soul has joined my wife, father, mother, and sister in the Lord’s hands.

  • Soo sorry to learn of Leland’s passing. Always enjoyed him–and his entire family. He leaves a wonderful legacy through is fantastic kids. Hugs and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. Luv ya

  • Our deepest sympathy for the entire family. May Gods presence give you peace and strength in the days ahead

  • Sue, Sister Margaret asked me to extend her sentimentos to you. You and your family are in her thoughts and prayers.

  • Sue, Brian, Aaron and Wayne and families – I am so sorry to hear of Leland’s passing. He is now in the arms of the Lord and no longer in pain or anguish. Please know Mike and I are here for all of you in your time of grief. He will have plenty of family to help him on his journey and maybe a few laughs as well!

  • Mary – I am so sorry to hear of Leland’s passing. It isn’t easy to lose a loved one, especially a big brother. Please know I am here for you in your time of grief.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the Zollar family during this most difficult time. Aaron. Brian, and Wayne and families; Parents are so special and I’m glad you have many memories to cherish.

  • Sending our deepest sympathy to the family. He was a very sweet person. He will be missed.

  • Dear Zollars Family,
    So sorry for your loss.Lee was a cheerful and kind person. I am glad I had the privilege to know him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, asking the Lord’s comfort for you all.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a very nice gentleman I enjoyed talking to him. Your family will be in my prayers and thoughts.

    May God reach all with peace and comfort

  • Zollars Family,
    Prayers to the entire family in the loss of a great guy. Gain confort that he is in a better place and smiling down on his wonderful family.
    Tom Bechtel and the Bechtel family

  • Dear Zollars Families,
    So sorry to hear of your loss of your loved one. May you find strength in the Lord and all the good memories you have from the times shared together. Love and prayers.

    Mary Ellen & Dennis

  • Lee must have been a great Dad to have raised a son like Brian!

    Peace to the Zollars family- Roger and Jeannine Davis

  • Don’t think of him as gone away, his journey’s just begun,
    Life holds so many facets, this earth is only one.

    Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears,
    In a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years.

    Think how he must be wishing that we could know today
    How nothing but our sadness can really pass away.

    And think of him as living, in the hearts of those he touched,
    For nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.

    Our Deepest Sympathies ~ Chris and Althea

  • Sympathy and prayers to Sue, Brian, Aaron, Wayne, and families.
    May your precious memories warm and comfort your heart to help to ease the pain.
    Dallas and Deanna Shira-Tackett

  • Sue ~ so sorry to hear of Leland’s passing, at least he is free of pain, time heals all hearts as our family knows Again, all of us are keeping you in our thought and prayers, if you need anything please do not hesitate to call. Diana, Susan, Steve and Larry

  • So very sorry for your loss. Am glad it is heaven’s gain. May you feel His loving arms surrounding you and giving you peace.

  • To the entire Zollar family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for we lost Janettes dad the same day.This really makes you feel for everyone. Again so sorry!!

  • My heart hurts for you Sue but I can imagine Leland smiling and laughing in heaven. There are sure to be days of heartache but the memories you have no one can take away from you. What a beautiful couple and family! 🙏

  • sue and all the family-he will be remembered as a great friend and neighbor! we loved Lee and always will….PLEASE let us know when the Memorial is….we would like to attend…we send our deepest sympathies, love and prayers for all of you! We will miss him…if you need us Sue, you know we are right across the street! Don’t hesitate… chuck and julia

  • To The Zollars families I send my deepest sympathy on your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Mabel Weller.

  • Sue and family praying for you. RIP Leland enjoyed seeing him at baseball games. Colleen

  • Sue,
    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Haven’t seen you in years but so sorry. You were both great friends @ Danville High.

  • Dear Brian and Family,
    I always loved talking to Lee on the telephone, he would call every once in a while just to see what was happening at Schaeffer. Lee was a Good Man and we will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.

  • Dear Wayne and family:

    We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. 

  • Aaron, Brenda and the Zollar family.
    I’m so sorry to read of Leland passing. Its never easy to lose someone you love so much. Cherish the memories you have and please know we’re thinking and praying for you and your family. Love, cousins, George & Sherrie King