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Frederick L. Sheward

May 24, 2020

Frederick Lee Sheward, age 72, of Marysville, died May 24, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. A loving husband, father, papa, great pap, he graduated high school in 1966 from Jackson High School. A member of Ohio United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Union Local 1090, he worked as a Millwright for 53 years. He was a former associate of Atlas Industrial and NKC, from where he retired in 2010. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Club, and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Marysville Lodge No. 783. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, canoeing, horseback riding and camping. He especially loved mowing his yard and fishing with his grandsons and his great grandchildren. Earlier in his life, he raced late model dirt track cars. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching with his grandsons. Fred will especially be missed by his canine companion, “Jose”. He was born January 27, 1948 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Robert and Donna Standall Sheward. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy and Bill Sheward. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sondra Franklin Sheward, whom he married September 19, 1966; his daughter Christi Lee Sheward of Marysville; two grandsons, Trevin (Natalie) Eisnaugle of Bellefontaine, and Blake Eisnaugle of Marysville; a great grandson, Bayne; a great granddaughter, Brylee; three brothers, Donald “Gene” (Diane) Sheward of Springfield, Robert “Bobby” (Sue) Sheward of Nelsonville and Paul (Angie) Sheward of Bloomville; a brother-in-law, Dan “Jarhead” (Jackie) Franklin of Jackson; two sisters-in-law, Starla “Bootie” (Rob) Jones of Marysville and Teresa “T” Miller of Patriot; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and close friends, including his grandsons’ buddies and many others who considered him their dad or grandpa. A funeral procession will form at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Underwood Funeral Home which will proceed to Middleburg Cemetery for graveside services at 1:30p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Union County Loving Care Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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