Frederick R. Hookway, 77, of Creston, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at Altercare of Wadsworth following a brief illness.
Fred was born April 17, 1939 in Wadsworth to the late William R. and Hilda (Adams) Hookway and was a 1957 graduate of Norwayne High School. On Jan. 27, 1962 he married and the former Betsy Ann Klepper and she survives. He retired from Buehlers in Wooster after 32 years of services and was a member of the Wadsworth Church of the Nazarene. Fred had made his home in Creston all of his life and enjoyed gardening, caring for his yard, feeding the birds, collecting stamps and watching NASCAR. He always enjoyed his mornings a Pike Station having coffee and visiting with friends.
Surviving are his wife, Betsy of 55 years, his son, Kevin Hookway of Creston; son-in-law Don Rinehart of Bellville, grandsons, Zachary Hookway and Joshua Hookway; a great-granddaughter, Riley Hookway; a brother Robert (Emily) Hookway of Creston and a brother-in-law, Gary (Marty) Klepper of Wooster and nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Robin Rinehart died previously.
Services will be Sunday, Jan. 29th at 4:00 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor Raynard L. Martin officiating. A family burial service will be in Canaan Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2:00 until time of services at 4:00 p.m. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
Memorials may be made to Canaan Township Fire and EMS, PO Box 25, Creston, OH 44217.
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Name: Terry Phelps
I worked several years with Fred at Buehler's. I always enjoed his smile. I am so sorry for your loss.
Name: Philip Klinefelter
I was sad to read of the recent death of Fred. I worked with him for 5 years when milltown opened up overnite. Trustworthy caring and hard working he often spoke lovingly of his family. my thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time.
Name: Terri Click
My sympathy extended along with my prayers to Fred's family. May his love and care of family be forever in your memories. But, be assured they will continue to surround you only in a new heavenly form of a guardian angel. God be your strength through your upcoming healing. God Bless you.