Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
May 19, 2012 8:06 am EDT


FRAZEYSBURG – Dale L. Modesitt, 64, of Frazeysburg, died Thursday afternoon, May 17, 2012, at his home after a brief illness.

Born July 27, 1947, in Parkersburg, W.Va., he was a son of the late James L. and Mary A. (Jarrett) Modesitt, and was a 1965 graduate of Union High School. Mr. Modesitt was an Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was a retired union laborer and worked for many years at the R.R. Donley Co. He later worked at Schwebel’s Bakery. Mr. Modesitt was a member of the Rocky Fork Church of Christ, loved gardening, and was an avid outdoorsman enjoying both hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl (Keller) Modesitt, whom he married Sept. 16, 1974; a son, Michael A. (Sherry) Maharg of Danville; a daughter, Mary P. Modesitt of Buena Vista, Va.; four grandchildren, Kylie, Aaron, Wade and Joseph; two sisters in-law, Phyllis Modesitt of Frazeysburg and Christi Modesitt of Heath; and four nephews and nieces, John (Ann) Modesitt, Jimmy Modesitt, Jennifer (Lester) Morningstar and Kim Ridenbaugh.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James L. Modesitt Jr., Paul R. Modesitt and Gale L. Modesitt.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Frazeysburg Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home, 110 W. Third St. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with Evangelist Scott Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Fallsburg Cemetery.

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