Stanley S. “Stan” Uncapher

October 07, 1935 ‒ August 24, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

Stanley S. “Stan” Uncapher, age 79, of Fredericktown, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday morning, August 24, 2015, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

On October 7, 1935, Stan was born in Marion, the son of the late George E. and Lois M. (Elwonger) Uncapher.  He graduated from Ashland High School in the Class of 1953, and then furthered his education, receiving a Bachelor’s in Agriculture from The Ohio State University.  He was in the ROTC and was a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Stan married the love of his life, Luan Kay Fry, on May 29, 1960.  They shared the last 55 wonderful years together, raising three children along the way.

Stan worked his entire life as a farmer.  He farmed over 165 acres; growing organic crops and raising cross bread angus beef cattle.  He loved being outdoors working with the cattle and his chickens.  He enjoyed working with his vegetable garden and fruit trees, then canning his produce.  He also spent 15 years running a logging business.  He retired from farming in 2010.

Stan loved his Lord and Savior, and was a member of the New Testament Missionary Baptist Church for the last 10 years.  He enjoyed the fellowship he had with his church family.  He was also a member of the Farm Bureau and the Tea Party.

Stan was a people person, never meeting a stranger.  He would strike up a conversation with anyone at any time.  He had a kind heart and always helped people.  He loved his family with all of his heart.

Stan will be dearly missed by his wife, Luan, of Fredericktown; a daughter, Lory (Frank) Meredith of Sunbury; a son, Thomas (Heather) Uncapher of Sunbury; three grandchildren: Alex, Jessica, and Andrew Uncapher; a sister, Barbara Clark of Columbus; a brother-in-law, William Fry of Mansfield; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dale Uncapher; a brother, Alan Uncapher; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

The Uncapher family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at the New Testament Missionary Baptist Church, 5560 State Route 95, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.  Services honoring his life will be held there at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2015 with Pastor William Kirk and Deacon Aaron Beacom officiating.  Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the COPD Foundation or to New Testament Missionary Baptist Church.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Stan’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Luan, We are so sorry. Wish we could be there with you in this time of sorrow. Just know you are in our prayers and in our heart. If we can be of any help….please let us know. We love you.

  • Luan, and family. So sorry to hear the news of Stanley. Please know your family will be in our prayers. Pauline, Lexington Nazarene Church.

  • Luann..We are so sorry to read about Stan. I enjoyed our conversation so much at the neighbors wedding. Although we have been neighbors for years we haven’t seen or talked that much. Stan was a good Christian man that wanted more time so badly to continue spreading the word to lead others to the Lord. He express that the day we visited. He will be missed be many and especially by you and his loving family. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Karen & Kenny & Family

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. I will miss talking to him at breakfast every other Wednesday. God Bless your family during this time.

  • Dear Mrs Uncapher so sorry to hear of your loss. I knew stan from the Navy breakfast and the TEA Party. he was a fine man and will be greatly missed. you and the family will be in our prayers. sincerely Don O Brien

  • My wife and i are so sorry to hear this bad news . Brother Stan and i always had great conversations about the ministry and of our love of the Lord . He and i always were so glad to see each other when we were ministering at the Church he attended . He will be sadly missed at the Church and by all his friends . He has ran his race now and is in the presence of the Lord . The Apostle Paul said it this way ,, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord . Brother Stan is at home and with all the Heavenly host , praising the Lord whom he served . He will be waiting for all his loved ones to meet him in Heaven . May God comfort the family and be close to them during these trying times ahead is my prayer . Gary and Patty Preston . The New Covenant Trio .

  • I’m sorry to hear this news. Stanley was a great man who always had very interesting stories to tell. He reminded me allot of my grandpa Al in looks and personality. He will be missed by many.

  • I have not seen Stan since our days at Ashland High School. I have fine memories of Stan. He was a real gentleman in every sense of the word . He always had a kind word for everyone. One of the good men in this world has gone on to his reward.

  • Luan & family…

    As a 1953 Ashland High School classmate of Stan’s, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I have nothing but great thoughts about Stan….he loved his family, his Lord and his friends.

    Unfortunately, I will be unable to be at his Memorial Service. I will be there however with my memories of a great individual.

  • It has been several years since I last saw Stan at a basketball game and sometime after that , That I talked to him. He was always a wonderful person to talk to and be around. I am so terribly sorry to learn of his death. I’m sure Stan had his ticket to heaven, since he was born. I have always thought the world of him. My thoughts and prayers will be with you Friday at his service. From one of his OLD classmates Joel Rader