Ralph “Barney” Oldfield

March 28, 1927 ‒ November 08, 2005

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Ralph “Barney” Oldfield, 78, of Whetstone-River Road, Caledonia, Ohio died Tuesday, November 08, 2005 in Marion General Hospital.

He was a lifelong Marion County resident, where he was born on March 28, 1927, the son of the late Dewey and Mabel Oldfield. He graduated from Claridon High School. Ralph worked as a carpenter out of the Marion Carpenters Union Local. He was a member of the Berean Baptist Church. One of his proudest accomplishments was his missionary work in Guatemala. He was a former member of the Caledonia Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by a son Tim (Deborah) Oldfield of Caledonia, Ohio; a daughter Linda (Don) Simmons of Fairfield Glade, TN; five grandchildren Michael Clever, Nicole Ralston, Robert and Frank Stokley, and Michael Gattshall; seven great grandchildren Kayla, Joshua, Brandon, Liam, Alissa, Jordan and Kaden; a brother Neil (Betty) Oldfield of Georgia; nieces and nephews.

A brother Dewey Oldfield, Jr. and a great granddaughter Lindsay Clever also preceded him in death.

Rev. Charles Reed will conduct graveside services in Claridon Cemetery on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements are in care of the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .