Jennings W. ‘Fred’ Stalsworth

Jennings W. “Fred” Stalsworth, 84, of Tiffin, passed away Saturday morning, March 15, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Fred and Esta Buelah (Acuff) (Stalsworth) Curtis. He married Nina Long July 25, 1953, and she survives.

Survivors also include two sons, Fred Stalsworth of Tiffin and William (Andi) Stalsworth of Naples, Fla.; two daughters, Selena (William) Roe of Tiffin and Sandra (Patrick) Fitschen of Sycamore; a brother, Curtis Stalsworth of Washington Court House; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lloyd, Bobby and Carlous; and two sisters, Rosabelle Clark and Mozelle Grey.

Fred retired from General Electric after 30 years as a lathe operator, and was co-owner of Hotel Stalsworth with his wife. He was raised in the Jr. Home, OUAM from 1936-1944. He attended Columbian High School then went into the United States Air Force where he was in the Korean War from 1948-1952 and the Berlin Air Lift. Fred enjoyed bowling, playing golf and walking.

His funeral will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, with the Rev. Terry Steinhauer officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Fairmont Cemetery, Tiffin.

Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. until the time of his funeral Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Seneca County or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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