FREDERICKTOWN — Raymond “Mort” Mortimer, 87, of Fredericktown, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Feb. 8, 1929, in Zanesville, the son of George Edgar and Alice Marie (Epler) Mortimer Sr. Raymond was owner and operator of Mort’s Mobil in Fredericktown for over 28 years.
One of Raymond’s hobbies was coon hunting and in 1989 this passion became a job as he opened Knotty Oak Kennels and Taxidermy at his home. Raymond was one of Knox County’s most experienced coon hunter and trainer of top grade coon hounds. He was a member of the NRA and the Knox County Coon Hunter’s Association.
Raymond was a carefree man who always created a laugh in the room or put a smile on your face. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his loving wife, Karen (McAbier) Mortimer, whom he married Nov. 25, 1978; his children, Rebecca (Dennis) Creamer of Mansfield, Connie Lee of Lakeland, Fla., Stanley (Maggie) Mortimer of Mount Vernon, Susie (Jim) Braddock of Fredericktown; stepdaughter, Shelley Kondas of Texas; stepson, Kevin (Julie) Cox of Mount Vernon; 10 grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; a great-greatgrandson; a brother, Arthur Mortimer of Portland, Ore.; a sister, Janet Sue (Eugene) Kreinbrink of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, George Mortimer Jr. and Bernard Mortimer; and a sister, Dorothy Kershner.
Friends may call Sunday, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown with a funeral service to begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in North Fork Cemetery near Waterford.
Memorial contributions in Raymond’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County or the Knox County Dog Pound.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Raymond “Mort” Mortimer.