LEXINGTON — Ronald G. “Uncle Barn” Oldfield, 72, of Lexington, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at OhioHealth MedCentral. Born June 15, 1941, in Mansfield, he was the son of Guy R. and R. Juanita (Kuhn) Oldfield.
He had worked in sales for various heating and plumbing companies, and had retired from Joe Behr Heating and Plumbing, and had also worked at Clear Fork Marina. Ron’s greatest passion was his interest in photography as he was always taking photos at family functions to preserve the memories for everyone else. He enjoyed remote control cars, building ships, fishing, boats, lighthouses and feeding the hummingbirds, and was an avid NASCAR fan. Ron was a wonderful husband, father and the world’s greatest grandfather, and will be truly missed by everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Strong) Oldfield; two sons, Steve Oldfield of Florida and Chris Oldfield of Indiana; a daughter, Shannon (Darrell) Shaffer of Erie, Pa.; a stepson, Rodney Strong of Danville; a stepdaughter, Amy (Mark) Musick of Lexington; 13 grandchildren; a sister, V. Lynette Precht of Mansfield; several brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John Sr. and Ann Strong.
Friends may call Friday, from 5-8 p.m., at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Allen Akers. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown, Ohio. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service, from noon-1 p.m., on Saturday, at the funeral home.
Online guest registry at www.wappner.com.