William D. "Red" Ferrell, 91, former resident of Newcomerstown, and Cape Coral, Fla., passed away Dec. 16, 2009, in Angel Medical Center in Franklin, N.C.

Red was born Oct. 8, 1918, to the late James K. and Ida White Ferrell in New Philadelphia.

He married the late Dortha "Dodie" Clarke Ferrell on April 12. 1944.

He and Dodie owned Ferrell's Paint and Supply in Newcomerstown for over 23 years before moving to Cape Coral, Fla., in 1967, where he owned Ferrell's Floor Coverings.

He served in the Army in World War II, was a life member of the Moose and BPOE. He served on the board of the Newcomerstown Youth Center and was a founding member of the CCCIA in Cape Coral.

He is survived by two daughters, Kristy Tipton and Kerri (Scott) Schroeder; one son, William Kim Ferrell.

He was Ole' Dad to five grandchildren, Kirk (Amy) Tipton, Kara (Kevin) Ferry, Karmin (Michael) Pace, Chase Schroeder and Ben Schroeder; and three step-grandchildren, Gary (Kathy) Tipton, Steven (Terry) Tipton and Bruce Tipton.

He was blessed with three great-grandchildren, Bradly Bowley, Holland Johnson and Olivia Tipton.

He was Dad to his two beloved dogs, Missy and Lucky.

In his golden years, he enjoyed jig saw puzzles, the one armed bandits at Cherokee and the baseball channel.

Besides his parents and his beloved wife, Dodie; and two brothers, Clarance and Frances.

According to Red's wishes, he was cremated and will be laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery, beside Dodie at a later date.

He is remembered as a loving father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him.

Donations can be made in Red's memory to Hospice of Cape Coral, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E, Cape Coral, FL 33909; Angel Medical Center Hospice, 170 Church St., Franklin, NC 28734; or Macon County Humane Society, P.O. Box 81, Franklin, NC 28734.

The Addy Funeral Home in Newcomerstown is assisting the family with arrangements.