Richard C. “Dick” Ebersole

November 29, 1934 ‒ December 10, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Richard C. “Dick” Ebersole, age 84, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon.  He was born on November 29, 1934 in Fredericktown, Ohio the son of Leland and Florence (Robinson) Ebersole.  Dick served in the United States Army and retired in 1993 after 15 years of owning and operating Dee Jays Meat Processing in Fredericktown.

Dick served as an Assistant Fire Chief for several years with the Fredericktown Fire Department.  He was a life member of the F.F.A. Alumni Association, Chester Lodge #238, Evelyn Chapter #146 Order of Eastern Star and Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555.  He attended the First Presbyterian Church of Fredericktown.

He is survived by his wife Judy (Mosher) Ebersole whom he married on December 27, 1957; a daughter, Jill (Mike Hess) Ebersole of Fredericktown; a brother, Robert (Betty) Ebersole of Cochran, Georgia; two sisters, Ruth Reeder of Butler, Bonnie Hobson of Ashland; sister-in-law, Patty Smith Ebersole; brothers-in-law, Ron (Dianne) Mosher, Jim (Donna) Mosher and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, C. Ernest Ernie Ebersole, W. Lewis Ebersole and Lloyd Ebersole; three sisters, Vivian Morris, Lillian Lower and Sylvia Aileen Bishop.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 beginning at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Fredericktown, 17 S. Main Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service.  Rev. Christine Burns will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, Fredericktown F.F.A. (Farmers and Merchants Award Fund) or the First Presbyterian Church of Fredericktown.

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  • Dear Judy and Jill, Our Sympathy on the passing of your loved one. He was a great guy and will be remembered by many. Kathryn and Andy Williams

  • Jill, So sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Judy and Jill – Uncle Dick was such a very special man. We will miss him. You are in our prayers.
    Raymond and Belinda

  • Judy and Jill – so sorry for your loss, had a lot of good times with him when I was growing up and hanging out at your house and DEE JAYS with your family. Dick always liked to have a good time, he will be missed , again so sorry for your loss.

  • Judy & Jill,

    So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Many good memories of special moments with your family. That smile he had was priceless and he shared it with many. He will be missed and remembered fondly as one of the foundation building blocks of the Fredericktown Community.

  • Dear Judy and Jill, Sending you and the family our deepest sympathy. Dick will be missed by the guys at Bell’s and all of the folks who were lucky enough to have known him. May this be a time for your family to be together and talk about wonderful memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Judy and family members, words cannot express the loss of Dick, just got to know both of you at Sr. Activities. He was high on the list of friends. He made your day a more joyful day and was so happy and in a good mood. Many blessings and prays for all.

  • So sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. When Bertha and I got to come to Fredericktown from Texas for a visit it was one of the highlights to be with Dick and the Bell gang for coffee and education. Dick never liked to have his back to the front door. I remember giving my seat at the table of knowledge to accomadate him. He was always enjoyable to be around. Please accept our condolences. Earnie and Bertha ( Coogle) Frazier

  • Judy and Jill, we are so sorry for your loss. We send our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Judy, Jill and family,
    I have fond memories of the entire Ebersole family. My mother was fond of uncle Leland and aunt Florence as well as all the Ebersole cousins. May you be blessed by your memories and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Diana

  • Judy and Jill,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Dick was always so great to be around, and I very much enjoyed time spent with him, on the rare occasion I was able to find him sitting still! I can never thank each of you enough for opening your home to me during a tough time in my life and for becoming my second family. I will miss Dick and his quick wit, smile and sense of humor. Our thoughts and sympathy are with you during this difficult time.

  • So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Dick was a wonderful friend and a brother firefighter who will be missed by many. I will pray for you and the Ebersole family.

  • My deepest condolences for Judy and Jill and the entire Ebersole family . Dick will missed by so many that he touched , especially the young generation . He always so thoughtful to the young people that he came in contact with in the livestock industry . Hope we can all learn from his generosity.Young and old !! Great man !!

  • Judy & Family. Sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Nice man from a nice family. He will be missed by many. Karen & family

  • So sorry for the loss of your loved one. I will keep the Ebersole family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Judy and Family:
    Sending you and your family our sympathy. You have many happy memories to remember him by.

  • Judy & Jill, We are so sorry to hear of Dicks passing. Many fond memories of being neighbors and our kids friendships. Praying that you find comfort in knowing that so many friend care.
    Stan, Linda , Amy, Steve, Kurt and Ann and families

  • I am so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. The Ebersole family is a well known and respected family in the Fredericktown and Chesterville areas. My condolences to the living sisters and my good friend Bob.

  • My deepest condolences for Judy and Jill and the entire Ebersole family. May the Lord ease your sorrow during this difficult time.

    Jennifer Farris
    (Great-niece of Alfred & Vivian)

  • Dear Jill and Judy,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear father and husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers….((((Hugs)))))
    Mary Carter Davis

  • Aunt Judy and Jill,
    Uncle Dick was a wonderful husband, father and friend to so many. His stories and adventures were always fun to hear and share in. One that comes to mind was our wedding in Florida and the beach. Sunburn and slippers and we still had fun!
    We sure will miss him, but are thankful for all the fun times we had. His memory will continue to live on through those stories and in our hearts.
    We love you both!
    Steve, Nicole
    Kayla, Emory, Kellan, & Maeve
    Amanda & John
    Stephen & Kathleenn

  • I did not get to meet “Dick” in person but have met him through Jill as she exemplified his love and beauty. You are ALL in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything let me know.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing.
    Our prayers are with you,Judy , Jill and your family. We pray God’s loving arms are around you all, giving you peace and comfort.
    Love and understanding sympathy,
    Gayle and Cada

  • Judy, Jill and family

    So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was such a great guy and so full of life. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time. Just know that God has wrapped his loving arms around him and has welcomed him home.

    In God’s love

    Paula Caywood Bishop

  • Dear Judy
    I am so sorry for the passing of Dick. I enjoyed meeting with both of you in your home and at Hardys to go over the Ebersole genealogy. I still of have the gold railroad spike he gave to me. You have are in my thoughts and prayers and have my sincere condolences.

  • Jill so sorry for your loss but he is in a better place and i know what you did for him and remember your time together. You and your family are in our prayers

  • Uncle Dick was a hard working, fun loving, smart man. I am thankful to have known someone as special as him, and to have had fun times with him and Aunt Judy this past year.

    Aunt Judy and Jill, I am so sorry for the sadness and pain you feel. We all love you and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

    With love,