Charles Fredrick “Fred” Bayliss, age 95, of Rushsylvania, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Logan Acres Care Center with his family at his side.
He was a 1938 graduate of Rushsylvania High School. He retired after 35 years as a general contractor and master finish carpenter and had built some of the most prominent homes in Logan County. He often commented, “I always worked for the best people.” As a member of the Rushsylvania Church of Christ he had served as a deacon, elder and board member, and took an active interest in the Rushsylvania community in positions as a Rushcreek Township trustee, volunteer fireman, and village council. For many years he had represented the Patrons Mutual Insurance Company as a property and casualty agent.
He was born February 17, 1919, near Rushsylvania to the late Fred E. and Hazel Belle Jacobs Bayliss. He married Alice Lucille Dean on June 5, 1942, in Covington, Kentucky, and she preceded him in death on May 14, 2009. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Thurman Bayliss and Robert Bayliss, a sister, Ruth Terrill, and granddaughter Jessica Robin Bayliss.
Survivors include 4 sons, Bill (JoAnn) Bayliss, West Mansfield; John (Sharon) Bayliss, and Doug (Terri) Bayliss of Rushsylvania; Dan (Freida) Bayliss of Bardstown, KY; 3 daughters, Cindy (Randy) Johnson, Weston; Jannice (Jeff) Hall, East Liberty; and Beccy (Joe) Ramsey, Ridgeway; 29 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren; brother Donald (Mary) Bayliss of Dublin; a sister-in-law, Martha Bayliss, Bellefontaine; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Friday, March 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Rushsylvania Church of Christ. Lynn Cleveland and grandsons-in-law, Rev. David Smyth and Brad Snyder, will officiate, and burial will take place at Rushsylvania Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 2-5 & 6-8 pm and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the Rushsylvania Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to Rushsylvania Church of Christ or Logan Acres Foundation in care of Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, 222 W. Center St., West Mansfield, OH 43358 who is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.