Fred Leon Dooley

December 27, 1935 - March 31, 2021

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Frederick L. "Fred" Dooley, 85 of Irwin, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Mount Carmel Grove City.

Fred was born December 27, 1935 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio the son of the late Dewey and Zelda (Hayes) Dooley. He was a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. Fred retired after 20 years of service from NaviStar.
He enjoyed fishing and traveling.

Fred is survived by his wife, Rosie (Casto) Dooley; his daughter, Rhonda (Michael) Gorton and his foster son, Lynn (Traci) Hussong; grandchildren, Todd (Allison) Gorton, Brad (Brittany) Gorton, Brett (Lauren) Hussong and Brooke (Ryan) Cowart; 6 great grandchildren, brother, Ronald (Nell) Dooley and several nieces & nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Eugene Dooley, Donald Dooley and Darlene Smith.

Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Dana & Jerry Poff - Apr 6, 2021
We deeply regret the passing of our brother, Fred. He will be truly missed by those whose lives he touched and encouraged. Heaven will have many souls there that Fred influenced through his testimony and witness. He was such an integral part of the body of Christ at Faith Assembly through his selfless service to the boys in Rangers, service on the board, family campouts and helping with any task that needed done. We anxiously anticipate the day when we will be together again.
Ramona and Bob Wilson - Apr 5, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, our hearts are heavy, but we know that our friend Fred is rejoicing in heaven now. We have been so blessed by Fred’s friendship, love and caring spirit over the years. He was such a positive influence on young lives, especially like our boys, Daniel and Adam. They both have such great memories of their time spent with Fred, and with Rosie, Todd & Brad, as well. Daniel and Adam send their love and condolences, as we do. Fred will be missed by so many. Again, our love and prayers to Rosie and the entire family at this difficult time. With Love, Ramona and Bob
Linda Martin - Apr 5, 2021
I’m so sorry for your loss but know Fred is rejoicing with his Savior in his heavenly home. Fred and Rosie were always serving the Lord and took Tony home with them many Sundays...for times of fishing fun. They always had a heart for the boys at church and made sure they received attention. He will be missed. Such a Godly man. I can see his smile even now...With love... Linda Martin
Clint and Robin Hutson and family - Apr 4, 2021
We loved Fred (and Rosie) we remember the good fellowship at church. The testimonies, camping trips, pot-lucks, Sunday school and all the things that make you feel like family in church. I know one day we will be able to “catch up” and what a day that will be!
Dennis Casto - Apr 3, 2021
Im so sorry to hear of his passing... My payer's are with you all.. God bless..
Chuck K Patti Keefer - Apr 3, 2021
Fred & Rosie were two of the first friends we made when we moved to the Florida Holiness Camp Grounds in Lakeland, Fl in 2003. We will forever remember Fred’s laugh, gentle spirit & loving ways. He was ‘one of a kind’. Prayers to Rosie & the family as they journey this new path in life. We will look for Fred at Jesus’ feet when we all get to heaven!!
Josh J. Ryan - Apr 3, 2021
Fred was a life time grandfather, from another mother but family in the Lord. I will never ever forget the endless kindness investment you and Rosie put into our lives in church and in Sunday school and after church on Saturday overnights packed with fishing pizza and fun movies. You treated every one in Sunday school as if we was your own kids. You all are forever loved and we are forever grateful for your legacy. Thank you for showing us the love and humility found in Christ. Although you never preached from a pulpit you preach through your love kindness and humility. Love you guys so much. Our hearts are heavy with you yet light heavens gain earths loss legacy left and will continue thank you Fred for your love and impact in our lives. I will miss going out to eat with you and Rosie you guys always knew the best restraints in town..
Jackie and Shana Smith - Apr 2, 2021
Our family loved Fred. He was a Godly man that invested his time in people to further the kingdom of God. We are saddened of this temporary separation but so looking forward to spending eternity with Fred. Much love and PRAYERS to Rosie and Fred's family.
Dennis Todd - Apr 2, 2021
Fred had such a big impact in the lives of so many young people he served. A wonderful man who loved Jesus and serving others. We will be praying for Rosie and family Dennis Todd
Roger & Betsey & Evan & Eric McGlaughlin - Apr 2, 2021
Our family was so very saddened by the loss of your sweet Fred. A finer man or better friend, grandpa or Christian brother could never be found. It was truly an honor to call you both our friends. Our boys both send their love and regrets. Love you forever and a day.

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