Raymond E. Mortimer

February 08, 1929 ‒ November 01, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

Raymond “Mort” Mortimer, age 87, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 8, 1929 in Zanesville, Ohio the son of George Edgar and Alice Marie (Epler) Mortimer Sr. Raymond was owner and operator of Mort’s Mobil in Fredericktown for over 28 years.

One of Raymond’s hobbies was coon hunting and in 1989 this passion became a job as he opened Knotty Oak Kennels and Taxidermy at his home. Raymond was one of Knox counties most experienced coon hunter and trainer of top grade coon hounds. He was a member of the NRA and the Knox County Coon Hunter’s Association.

Raymond was a carefree man that always created a laugh in the room or put a smile on your face. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Karen (McAbier) Mortimer, whom he married on November 25, 1978; his children, Rebecca (Dennis) Creamer of Mansfield, Connie Lee of Lakeland, Florida, Stanley (Maggie) Mortimer of Mount Vernon, Susie (Jim) Braddock of Fredericktown; step daughter, Shelley Kondas of Texas; step son, Kevin (Julie) Cox of Mount Vernon; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a great great grandson; a brother, Arthur Mortimer of Portland, Oregon; a sister, Janet Sue (Eugene) Kreinbrink of Lexington and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers; George Mortimer Jr., Bernard Mortimer and a sister, Dorothy Kershner.

Friends may call on Sunday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown with a funeral service to begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in North Fork Cemetery near Waterford.

Memorial contributions in Raymond’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County or the Knox County Dog Pound.

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

The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Raymond “Mort” Mortimer.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Mort’s passing , he was such a ornery but caring person to all he met. He and my dad exchanged a lot of coon hunting stories and his love of his kids (grandkids, nieces and kephews) and Karen was his pride and joy, may God Bless and keep him and praying for the family to have peace that he has no more pain. His love will always be tucked away in your hearts till you meet again, love to all, Wendy (Henwood) Wagner

  • We are so sorry to hear of Mort’s passing, he was such a loving and caring person to all he met. He and my dad (Ferber) were very close friends and coon hunters. Our prayers are with Karen and the whole family. God Bless you all!

  • To all the Mortimer family my sincere condolences on the passing of Mort. Lots of memories hanging out at the Mobil station during my teens. Learned a lot of life’s lessons there😊 Growing up with all the kids we became lifelong friends. Everyone knew Mort , young and old. The passing of Mort is another piece of my youth gone.
    He will be missed.
    Dennis Snyder

  • Karen and families, he is at peace. Has been a friend a long, long time. So glad
    we got over for a visit. We both thought he looked good for the health problems he had. Many blessing and prayers to the entire families.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family , during this difficult time . Many good memories of Mort and the family . With sympathy Jona and Bob Hammond

  • To All of the Mortimer family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I can remember going to his house as a kid with my parents. We had so much fun and laughter. God Bless and keep you close at this time.

  • To all the family, my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Great memories we all share of times spent with your dad. Karen, I’m thinking of you as well.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Mort’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We are very sorry to learn of Raymond’s death. He was an unforgettable man . . and will be sadly missed by family and friends.

  • We are very sorry for your loss. You are and your family are in our prayers!

    Your friends from Sodexo

  • You have our sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult and sad time. Mort’s Mobil was the regular place to visit, hang out, and meet friends when I was growing up. Mort knew no strangers, he was a friend to all and always had a smile for everyone. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

  • To the Mortimer Family.

    We send our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your love one.

  • Our deepest sympathy to Karen and the family. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all that knew him. I was very blessed to know him and to be able to be his nurse and friend to Karen and his children. Prayers to you all. Greg and Linda Blubaugh

  • Sorry to hear of Morts passing, he was a special person. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Dave and Mary Walker

  • Dear Stan and entire Mortimer family,
    There are too many memories of Mort to list!! Such a dear man and we are so, so very sorry for your loss!! Praying that God holds all of you in his hand at this time of loss and sadness!! (Stan & Maggie, we are sorry we can’t be there to give you our love and big hugs!) Sincere sympathy and much love!
    Jon and Janice

  • Mort and Maggi: we were so sorry to read of Mort’s father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • To the Mortimer Families,
    We are sorry to hear of Mort’s passing. You have our deepest sympathies, our thoughts are with you, during this difficult time.
    Walt and Robin Farlee

  • Sorry for your loss and will pray for peace during this time.God Bless You!
    Bill and Arlene (Hulse) Byler

  • So sorry to hear of Mort’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy.
    My thoughts are with the entire Mortimer family at this time.

  • Soo sorry to learn of Mort’s passing. He and Carmon always enjoyed their White Castles, although Mort seemed to enjoy them more. I can remember that Carmon would stop by White Castle occasionally to get some for Mort. Mort was quite the character–always teasing and fun to be around. Prayers to all of you for peace and comfort in the days ahead. Hugs

  • Karen and Stan (Mort Jr),
    Hang on to all the good memories.
    Mort will be missed!
    Can remember pumping gas with my Dad and always getting a Pepsi to go!
    Karen you were a wonderful wife…thoughts and prayers as you go through the days to come
    Love your friend,
    Brenda and Gary

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. In Deepest Sympathy, Larry and Pat Frost

  • To the Mortimer family

    Sending thoughts and prayers to all during this difficult time. Mort is at peace and in God’s loving care.

  • We are so sorry for your loss .
    Thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
    Dale and Jenna Stemple

  • So sorry to hear about Mort’s passing, you are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Love you,
    Delbert and Ruthie

  • So sorry for your loss, Mort will be very missed. Such a great man and great family. We keep all of you in our prayers.

  • Dear Karen and all the family: Just want you to know that the service was wonderful and our love and prayers have been there for you and will continue to pray for you in the days ahead. Just always remember God is only a prayer away. Love and Blessings to all of you.
    Dale and Mary Braddock