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Frederick D. Joy

March 23, 1956 ~ February 3, 2020 (age 63)


Frederick D. Joy, age 63, of Atwater, OH, died on Monday, February 3, 2020.

Fred was born March 23, 1956, the son of Rev. Herndon and Imogene (Steele) Joy.  He grew up in Brady Lake, moving to Edinburg Township after marriage to raise his family.

Fred had battled renal disease since 1994. With much help and support from his family, boyhood friends, ROTEK INC., church, the Edinburg community and neighbors, kidney donors T. Reed and daughter Jessie, and his wonderful doctors, he was able to enjoy life for 26 more years.

Fred is survived by his wife of 45 years Debby (Whitacre); son, Jason; daughter, Jessica (Michael) Skilton; cherished grandsons, Shane and Derick Skilton; sisters, Trudy Miller and Lynn (Carl) Koza and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no services.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Development Department, Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 2831 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115  Services in care of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 628 West Main Street, Kent, OH 44240.

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Direct Cremation

No services to be held


Development Department, Kidney Foundation of Ohio
2831 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland OH 44115

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