FREDERICKTOWN — Jeffrey Allan Sell, 67, of Fredericktown, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at his residence. He was born Nov. 16, 1950, in Wadsworth, to William A. and Mary H. (Curtis) Sell.

Jeff grew up in Westerville, where he graduated from Westerville South High School in 1970. After high school, he attended New York Technical Institute. He was a member of the Ohio National Guard 211th Maintenance Company in Newark from 1971-1977.

Jeff had a gift of being able to repair anything mechanical. This God-given gift led him to future employers. Jeff worked as a car mechanic for Gene Gould Dodge in Westerville and also Bob Caldwell in Columbus. He worked at Metal Container Corp., a subsidiary of Anheuser Busch in Columbus for 32 years. He retired from the Ball Corp. after two years in 2012.

Jeff had a loving, generous, and giving heart. He helped countless people throughout his life — family, friends, neighbors, and strangers alike. His interests included golf, gardening, cars, his family, children and grandsons. He loved the outdoors and always planted a large vegetable garden every year and shared the produce with neighbors and family. His grandsons had many fun-filled days playing in PaPa’s garden and eating the tomatoes, peppers and snow peas off the vine.

Mostly importantly, Jeff loved his Lord. He demonstrated this in what he did for others.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Janet L. (Warner) Sell; children, Kristen (David Barnes) Sell, Matt (Sara) Sell; grandchildren, Caleb and Own Sell; brothers, William (Mary Ann) Sell, Curtis (Sue) Sell; many nieces and nephews.

Along with his father, Jeff is preceded in death by a nephew, Joseph Sell.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, June 23, from 12 p.m. until the time of funeral service starting at 1 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 E. College St., Fredericktown, with Evangelist Troy Northrop officiating. Burial will be held in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

In lieu of flowers, go out and show God’s love to others in word and deed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, Ohio, is honored to serve the family of Jeffrey Allan Sell.


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