Fred D. Ensminger

Fred D. Ensminger, 91, of Glen Dale, WV, went to be with the lord Sunday, September 8, 2019, at home surrounded by his family.

He was born September 3, 1928, in Smithfield, WV, the son of the late Ernest and Pearl Berdine Ensminger.

He was a retired employee from AEP Mitchell Plant, and was a Methodist by faith.

Fred loved to work on vehicles and to operate heaving equipment. He took great pleasure in using his mechanical, engineering and welding skills to fix or build anything he could get his hands on; and he enjoyed being outdoors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Rine; a granddaughter, Tricia Lynn Leach; and a brother, Don Ensminger.

Survivors include his loving wife of 72 1/2 years, Deloris Ensminger; a daughter, Carol (Daniel) Butler of Glen Dale; a son, Steven (Robin) Ensminger of Morristown, TN; eight grandchildren, Julie Butler, Zachary Butler, Jesse Rine, Stephanie Chestnut, Michelle McElory, Molly Schafer, Michael Ensminger, and Joseph Ensminger; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lorraine Schamp of Wheeling, WV, and Patsy (Ronald) Tucker of Amherst, OH.

He was faithful and loyal to his family and friends; his love, support, encouragement and life wisdom touched all of his family through the years.

Private interment entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Moundsville.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the funeral home at a later date to be announced.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH, 43943.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.