Fred A. Gaylor, 68

February 12, 2009

AUG. 26, 1940-FEB. 10, 2009

Fred A. Gaylor, 68, of 12318 Walnut Point Road West, Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at his home.

He was a 1958 graduate of Williamsport High School.

He was the owner/operator of Fred A. Gaylor Builder and General Contractor Inc. for 40 years.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple of Hagerstown. He was a deacon, head usher, Sunday school teacher and received the faithful servant award for the church.

Fred was also a former member of Troop 17 and Scoutmaster from May 1962 to May 1968 of Williamsport, Md., and was a vigil member of the Order of the Arrow.


He restored horse-drawn carriages and sleighs, enjoyed building furniture and all types of woodworking. He raised and enjoyed many various animals over the years.

Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Judy L. Shank Gaylor; son, Dwayne L. Gaylor at home; daughter, Denise R. Eshleman and her husband, Dan, of Travelers Rest, S.C.; son, Douglas D. Gaylor and his wife, Lori, of Hagerstown; son, Dale M. Gaylor and his wife, Carlene, of Hagerstown; son, David R. Gaylor and his wife, Grace, of Hagerstown; son, Daniel M. Gaylor and his wife, Jill, of Clear Spring, Md.; brother, Richard Gaylor and his wife, Jeannine, of Boonsboro, Md.; grandchildren, Heather Speer and her husband, Jonathan, Sarah Eshleman, Elisabeth Eshleman, Jessica Gaylor, Unah Eshleman, Nicole Gaylor, Hannah Gaylor, Brooke Gaylor, Josiah Eshleman, Nate Gaylor, Amy Gaylor, Clint Gaylor, Chloe Gaylor, Isaac Gaylor and Brayden Gaylor; great-grandchild, Asa Paul Speer; father-in-law, Eugene "Giggs" Shank; nieces; and nephews.

Fred was born Aug. 26, 1940, in Williamsport to Catherine Marie Delawter Gaylor of Williamsport and the late Albert Melvin Gaylor.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Friday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Temple, 16221 National Pike, Hagerstown on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Douglas Farrow officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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