FREDERICKTOWN — Alva “A.D.” Statzer, 89, of Ebersole Ave., Fredericktown, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, at Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Russell County, Virginia, to the late Alva D. and Lucy (Cumbow) Statzer. A.D. was employed with Knox Community Hospital, but his passion was working on the family farm and in his vegetable garden. He enjoyed hunting turkey and deer, and was also a master at woodworking. A.D. was active with the First Baptist Church of Fredericktown.
He is survived by his son, Jerry (Annette) Statzer of Butler; two daughters, Phyllis Shira of Fredericktown and Barbara (Wayne) Fry of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Jody (Patrick) Mickley, Gidget (Mark) Graves, Monty Shira, Robert Stringfellow, Chuck Statzer and Matt Statzer; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Mary (Mark) Hamilton of Bristol, Tenn.; and numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betsy Statzer; a son, Thomas Statzer; a grandson, Chad Mickley; a brother, Blain Statzer; six sisters, Estelle Farmer, Lenore Malone, Kate Cross, Lena Purcell, Josie Ellis, Peggy Stine; and sons-in-law, Carroll Stringfellow and Roger Shira.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fredericktown, 22 E. Sandusky Street, Fredericktown, OH 43019. Rev. Patrick Bailey will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions in A.D.’s name may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fredericktown.
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