Stanley Ray Mortimer

August 11, 1952 ‒ October 21, 2018

Walterboro, South Carolina
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Stanley Ray Mortimer, age 66, of Walterboro, South Carolina and formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 11, 1952 in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Stan was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a business owner, a veteran, and a patriot. He loved his family and was proud of all of them. Last year he had retired to South Carolina after spending over 30 years in the automobile repair service. He loved going boating, hunting, golfing, riding his Harley motorcycle and fishing. Stan never knew a stranger no matter whether he was fixing someone’s car, riding his motorcycle across country, or a veteran he met at a local event.

Stan proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Knox County Veteran Services.

He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Maggie (Williams); Sons, Corey Mortimer (Kimberly), Jonas (Hershberger), Ricky Shirmer; daughters Summer (Mortimer) Chalfan (Mike) and Rebecca Needham-Mortimer; sisters: Rebecca (Creamer), Susie (Braddock), Connie (Lee); mother, Naomi (Tharp), step-father Floyd (Tharp), step-mother Karen (Mortimer); step brothers and sisters, Kevin (Julie) Cox and Shelley (Pete) Dibella, grandchildren: Michaela, Dylan, Zechariah, William, Josiah, Stanley, Sebrina, Susan, Ashley and RJ; great-grandchildren: Jace, Jayden; and lots of extended family/friends in Ohio and South Carolina.

Stan was preceded in death by his father Raymond Mortimer.

Friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, 33 E. College Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019. A graveside service with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in North Fork Cemetery near Waterford.

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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Stanley Ray Mortimer.




  • It started with an invite from friends to go on a motorcycle ride that I met Stan and Maggie, little did I know that day, that I would find out we shared family. I will be forever thankful for that invitation because after that I was honored to become part of thier lives. These two amazing people became my second parents , my family. It wasn’t long that I started calling them mom and dad. Heaven has gained an amazing angel. Momma, my deepest condolences, thoughts, prayers and love to you and Becca ❤️

  • Maggie and Becca,

    I am so sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. We will not be able to be there to support you as we are out of town for a few months. But we want you to know that we are thinking of you and love you. RIP Stan.

    Carroll and Judy Hines

  • As I always said to Stan, “Your my favorite Brother-In-Law”… And I meant it. Thank you for being the best Boss and giving me the opportunity in working in the office of “MORTS”. Thank you for the memories of holidays, events, riding our Harleys, and the countless laughs. I have not one negative memory, only ones to make me smile. Thank you Stan, you will be missed.
    My Condolences to Maggie, Becca, Corey, and Summer
    Vanessa and Pete Williams

  • Stan was a great friend and he always was willing to help me out when I couldn’t afford the cost of repairs and he always had a smile on his face and he will be greatly missed and Mt Vernon lost a great man

  • I am so sorry for your loss as well as ours. Stan was always there to help everyone and such a good soul and dear friend as well, he always was there for me when my car needed worked on and demanded me to bring it to him so dealers wouldn’t rip me off, God I will miss hearing you say, Wendell, what’s up, how ya doing, he always called me that, my heart breaks as much as everyones else’s, knowing he’s in no more pain is a blessing and he’s with his dad family and especially friends, May God be with all the family and know how much he was loved by everyone, what an impact he made on so many lives, Love ya Stan, rest easy now ❤️❤️

  • Words can’t express the pain & sorrow we feel with the loss of our DEAR friend Mort. We will miss him forever! We will hold the wonderful memories of the past 50+ years very close. Knowing the loss we feel, we can’t imagine your loss & pain, Maggie, and your families! We are SO very sorry and wish we could help comfort you all in some way! Mort was loved by
    MANY and we pray that brings you some comfort and peace. We are in Florida so we won’t be there to give our support. Please know we’ll be there in spirit. God
    Bless Maggie! We’ll be in touch. We love you!

  • So sorry to hear of stan’s passing. He will be missed by many. That ornery smile always made me smile right along with him. You and your family are in my thoughts Maggie.

  • So very to hear of Stan’s passing. What a wonderful man and taken way too soon. Above all of his attributes, I admired his love for his family the most. Love and prayers, Beth Shaw

  • Maggie and Becca,
    Brad and I are so sorry to hear about Mort’s death. We always knew him by this name. He was one of the nicest people we have ever known and an extremely honest business man. We have missed him and you since you moved. Hugs to you both.

  • My heart goes out to the family, he was taken way too soon. He was a Rock and a very loved man who effected everyone he met. What a Great empty spot he left that cannot be filled. Especially within his family. I’m so Sorry.

  • Words are difficult at a time like this.Stan was one of a kind.Will always remember that smile,laugh and calling me “Sis”.Maggie,Becca and all family you are in our thoughts and prayers.Love you all.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Stan’s passing… I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to his family during this difficult time….((HUGS))

  • Very sad news. Heartfelt sympathies to family and friends who have lost a very special man. I know my dad had many great talks with Mort and enjoyed their time together.

    Linda (Park) Sturdivant

  • The Mortimer 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. 

  • To the Mortimer Family,
    I am so sorry to see another classmate passing away so soon. I have such fun and good memories of Stan from going to school with him. Also, I have memories of going to his parents home with my parents. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time in you lives. May God Keep You Safe in His Loving Arms!! God Bless!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Stan was such a great man and a wonderful family friend. My thoughts are with all of his family at this difficult time.

  • Sorry to hear about Stan I hauled a car for his son awhile back and finally got to meet Stanley . I think I took the car just to meet Stan had heard of him for years and never met him. Just good to spend time with him will miss jokin and joshin with him RIP Stan .

  • Maggie Rebecca and Summer and family words we can’t express the sorrow we are all feeling here back in Ohio . Stan will be so missed I remember his beautiful smile his humor at the Gaddis family reunions. A part of me is that he no longer is suffering and God just received another angel we all can rejoice someday when we see Stan again. I feel your emptiness cause I lost my mom this year not a day goes by that I don’t think about her and feel her presents. God will you the strength you need to get through this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all RIP Stan you were so loved by many, Jeff and Cheryl Gaddis and Harmon and Rita Gaddis

  • I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Stan. He would make you laugh, he could fix anything mechanical, was there for you and was a friend when you needed one. He didn’t judge you and when you made a mistake he gave you a second chance. I’ll miss you Mort. Your dear friend.

  • Mortimer Family & friends

    I send my deepest condolences to each & every one of you. I had only met Stan once, but the opportunity I had gotten will forever be in my heart. He was very sweet as well as his beautiful wife Maggie. Rest in paradise Stan, you will forever be missed.

  • Mortimer family, So sorry to hear the passing of Stan, he will be missed by many. We all have fond memories of Stan, God bless! Dave Mary Walker

  • My condolence to Maggie and family, Mort was a special friend and loved by every one. R.I.P My Friend.

  • Sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed all the family I was around growing up. Hugs and prayers to all of you for peace and comfort during this sad time.

  • My thoughts and prayers to the family during this time. Stan was a friend to everyone he met and always would have time to visit with you. He will be missed. Hugs to all of you❤

  • My condolences to Maggie and the family. I cannot possibly say enough to honor Stan. I met Stan and Maggie when I was delivering auto parts. Stan was a friend to all, great sense of humor and very caring man. There are not many people I trust with my vehicles but always trusted Stan and he knew if he found something he didn’t need to ask me he just fixed it. He will always be remembered by anyone who has ever met him and will be missed by my wife and I. Love you Stan and may you Rest In Peace.

  • I met Stanley when I worked for NAPA and Car Quest as a delivery driver and he was the nicest man I ever met. Always had a smile and loved to joke around. Stanley will be missed R.I.P old friend and see ya on the other side. My condolences to Maggie & Family

  • So sorry to hear of Stanspassing. Many great memories of and laughs with Stan and Maggie.

  • So sorry for your loss.
    He was a stand up guy. Funny, honest and always willing to help someone out.

  • So sad to hear of Stan’s passing. He was such a great guy. I knew him since 6th grade and have many fond memories. My condolences to the family. Rest easy friend. You will be missed.

  • Dear Sebrina and family,
    Although we did not know your grandpa, we are very sorry for your loss. We hope your fond memories of him help you during this sad time.
    Let us know if we can help you because you are special to us ,and we love you.
    Todd, Katrina, Karly, Josh, & Jaime

  • Dear Maggie and to All of Stan’s Family —- We are sharing in your loss. Stan had a smile and a friendliness that will never be forgotten. He has left this earth much too soon, but he will be remembered for a lot of good traits. Our deepest sympathy and friendship are being sent to everyone whose lives he has touched. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • To all members of the family, especially Naomi and Floyd . Stan will always be remembered by our family as a great guy. The last time we saw him was at Delmis and Terry Gaddis 50th wedding anniversary, he was always so pleasant and happy.
    Can’t really put into words our true feeling for him. Many blessing and prayers to all family members, God be with you.

  • Heartfelt condolences and prayers for peace and comfort to Maggie and family.
    Both Stan and Maggie were classmates of mine.
    I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
    IITimothy 4:7
    Sincerely, Jim and Lynn (Pat Smith) Nelson

  • So sorry to hear of Stan passing. Stan was always enjoyable to work with. He was always very polite and a joker at times. Prayers to the Mortimer Family.

    Ross Bros. Salvage

  • There was never a friend like Stan Mortimer . . . he was one of the most unforgettable and non-judgemental people I have ever known. I knew him best in his younger years in Fredericktown, and later on at Mort’s Auto Care. It was there I met Maggie, and they were quite a beautiful pair who worked together to make everything right. My thoughts and prayers go to Maggie and to all the children and their families, and to beautiful Naomi. Many tears will be shed and they will show how deeply this young man was loved and respected.

  • Thanks for keeping an eye on dad (your neighbor) over the years. Now you can have a longer conversation with him.
    RIP Mort.
    Michael L Park Jr.

  • My deepest sympathy to all of the Mortimer family. There is not much more that can be said about the caring friend and person that Stan was. , except he was one of those people that you felt was invincible , and that would live forever. It is hard to believe he is gone from this world, and yes his suffering is over,leaving his family to bear the loss. My heartfelt prayers go out to all of them, that they will find comfort in the coming days. The good memories you have will help to sustain you. Love to all, Mabel Weller

  • Maggie, Becca, Summer, Corey and all the family we are so sorry for your loss. We are out of state and will be unable to attend the service.
    I remember the first time meeting Stan when he moved to Sycamore Rd. Such a wonderful neighbor and friend. Always willing to help anyway he could. Will never forget Maggie and Stan helping to put in our new pool liner. The wonderful support they gave us before and during the loss of our grandson. Stan will be sorely missed. May God be with you at this sad time.

  • Maggie, so sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. We will always have fond memories of the two of you at the shop working on our various and sundry automobiles. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Maggie we are thinking of you and your family at this,so sorry to hear of Stans passing,he was one special guy. Take care. Jim and Carmen Frazier and family

  • So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of need.

  • Dear Mortimer family,
    My heart breaks to hear the news of Stan’s passing. I know how this loss will impact your family. It hurts! May God give you all comfort and strength at this sad time. No words are sufficient. He was a classmate of mine. He will be remembered as a wonderful friend, always a smile on his face & brightened any room he walked in. He will be so missed.
    Hugs & prayers,
    Deb (Schonauer Burgholder) Solis

  • Dearest Maggie, Rebekah and Stan’s Family,

    I was shocked to read about Stan Wednesday when I clicked on the MVNews Obits.
    I am going to stop looking there.
    I never realized he had a health issue….perhaps it was best that way, but I am so
    so sorry for your loss.
    You and Stan were so “there for me” when my husband passed, and I always knew if I needed anything, Stan would help me. Though I never called on him, it gave me great comfort just knowing he was nearby.
    I do not know if I can endure a funeral home visit still, but will certainly try my best.

    In the meantime, please, if I can do anything or you need a hearing ear, please call on me. (The shop will have my number). It will always be “Stan’s shop to me”!

    Hugs to you all

  • Dear Mortimer Family, I was sorry to learn of Stan’s passing. Everyone has already captured his outgoing personality in words here. He will be missed by all who knew him. I know Naomi, Becky, Connie and Susie best and understand this is another loss for your family. May your memories of Stan give you peace.
    Love, Chris

  • Dear Maggie and families:
    I am very Sorry of Stan’s passing. He was so Kind and Helpful. He was a True Friend to my son, Daryl Matheny. We will truly miss him. May God Comfort and Give You Peace at This Time. Love and Prayers. Mae Matheny

  • Dear Maggie Becca Summer Corey Naomi Floyd. Stan showed me what a true friend is.I will never forget his kindness and love towards Carol and my girls. Maria and Haylee called Stan their second Dad. We love you Maggie and kids. Life is like a vapor! The best is yet to come. I look forward to when I will see Stan again. BUT Until then I will sure miss my little BUDDY!

  • Connie,
    I am so sorry for your loss of a GREAT brother. I think of you often and wish I could see you.
    Pat Rinehart

    • “Thank you Dear Friend” I also misse seeing you. My time when I get back to Ohio is Short and family fills my days. I do hope to see you when I do get back. I appreciate your kindness and thoughtfullness. Hugs&Love Connie

  • Dear Maggie,
    Daniel and I attempted to come see you at the calling hours today. We got there about 10 minutes after 1:00 p.m., and the line was out the door and halfway up the block. Due to the herniated discs and degenerative disc disease in my back, I am unable to walk any distance at all, nor am I able to stand for any period of time. We are so sorry we weren’t able to express our condolences in person. Please know we will continue to keep your in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Maggie & Family,
    So sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. Stan and I became friends as teenagers. ( MANY YRS AGO 🤪😂) He was funny, kind hearted and always helped you out when ever needed. Stan was a “ people person” he took his time to listen what was going on in their life’s , he always encouraged them, he treated others with respect and he always was a honest friend that was forever loyal.
    He will be missed by many.
    Mary Porterfield Stoner

  • Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. Stan always had a smile when you saw him. When he was in Viet Nam, our mothers’ club mailed some care packages. I remember that Stan was one of the first ones (if not the only one) to send a note of ‘Thanks’ to our club. Bill & Jan Mast