June 21, 1933 - January 19, 2021
Frederick O'Dell "Fred" Rake, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Riverside Hospital. Fred is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Enid, children; Fred (Suzanne), Greg (Laura), Sue Ellen (David) Deiley, grandchildren; JD, Kris (Lizzie), Dillon, Alex, Sarah, David, great granddaughter; Sunday, sisters; Sarah Donley, Betty Schiber, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; JD and Marguerite (O'Dell) Rake, his brothers; Jack, Pat, Tommy, Joe and Dan, and beloved pets Brutus and Rusty. Fred was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School where he is a member of the Gallia Academy High School Alumni Hall of Fame for his accomplishments on the football field. As a proud veteran of the United States Army, he served our country during the Korean War. Fred retired from Ameritech after 40 years of successful service. He was a member of Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church, an active member of the Westgate Lodge #623 and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was also a member of the Hilltop Shrine and served in the Provost Unit where he volunteered annually at the Shrine Circus and took great pride in helping children in need. Fred was an avid golfer and OSU fan, and served as a Black Coat at "The Shoe" for over 20 years. Fred's real passion was for his family, who always came first, and whom he loved unconditionally. Enid was the love of his life, and his children and grandchildren meant everything to him, and were his proudest accomplishment. He will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him and calling him husband, dad, pa, brother, or friend. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 22, 2021 at SCHOEDINGER GROVE CITY 3920 Broadway from 2-7 pm with a Masonic Service at 6:30 pm. Due to the pandemic the funeral service on Saturday will be private. A public graveside service will be held at Reynolds Cemetery in Gallipolis, OH at 1 pm Saturday, January 23, 2021, and all are welcome to come and celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital in Fred's memory. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to sign his online guest book or to leave a special memory or photo.
Frederick O'Dell "Fred" Rake, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Riverside Hospital. Fred is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Enid, children; Fred (Suzanne), Greg (Laura), Sue Ellen (David) Deiley, grandchildren;... View Obituary & Service Information
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