Carl J. McClellan

September 14, 1930December 27, 2012

Carl J. McClellan Pastor, Chaplain and Friend Carl J. McClellan, went to his heavenly home Thursday, December 27, 2012 during his sleep at his home in Lancaster. He was 82 years of age being born September 14, 1930 in Canton, Ohio. Carl was a graduate of Johnson University and Christian Theological Seminary. He pastored churches in Ohio at; Palestine, Zanesville, Obetz and most recently was named Pastor Emeritus of Fairfield Christian Church where he and Kathryn served twelve years as director of the Barnabas Ministry. During his seminary and clinical pastoral training he pastored Christian churches in; Brodhead, KY., Keensburg, IL., Trafalgar, IN., and Topeka, Kansas. Carl was chaplain for the Ohio Youth Commission for 22 years at both Fairfield School for Boys and Training Center for Youth. He will be remembered as a friend to all he met saying he liked people because God made them and complimented others for their smiles. He leaves his beloved wife Kathryn with 62 years of marriage, a son Tim (Cynthia) McClellan of Marion, IN. and daughter Deborah (Larry) Graf of Lancaster, grandchildren Christina (Wylie) Burns of Minneapolis, Joshua McClellan and Matthew (Angel) McClellan of Lancaster, Peter (Karrie) McClellan of Louisville, KY., and Liz (Michael) Simmons of Wilmore, KY., eight great-grandchildren, special sister and brother-in-law Faye (Don) Ridgeway of Pekin, IL., and dear friend Nancy. He was preceded in death by Deborah’s twin brother, John Mark McClellan, (Shirley) and grandson David McClellan. A celebration of his life will be held at Fairfield Christian Church 3:00 P.M. Monday, December 31, 2012 and the family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services. Burial will be at Forest Rose Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Monday, December 31, 2012

Carl J. McClellan

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jenny hamilton

January 4, 2013

Debbie I had no idea u lost ur dad, I'm so sorry, sorry I wasn't there for you. Love Jenny

Ginger Reed

January 2, 2013

Oh Kathryn, I am so sorry for your loss. Carl was such a wonderful, loving human being. God was most proud of him and the heavenly excitement had to just be amazing when he got there! I will pray for you that the Lord will cover you with Hims feathers, comfort you, and love you beyond imagination. His peace will be your comfort during this time of change. I love you.

Michael Strosnider

December 31, 2012

My condolences to the McClellan family for their loss.

Linda & Charlie Friesner

December 30, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about Carl. All our love and sympathy. You can eat with us at Bob Evans any time...

Rose Bojanowski

December 30, 2012

Josh I am so sorry to hear about your love and prayers are with you always....(Momma Rose)

December 30, 2012

Dear Matt , Angel, and sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace with our Lord.

December 30, 2012

Tim, I worked with your father at the old BIS and FSB. I am sad about his passing but he is with his Lord and Savior and that's what all of us want. My sympathy goes out to you and your family.

Beverly S. (Huey)Keidel

Anne steiner

December 30, 2012

So sorry to hear of carls passing one of the first people at fairfield christan that i meet

Jon and Linda Woodward

December 30, 2012

Kathryn and family, we so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. Without any question he is with our Lord now and is not suffering at all. Carl was a wonderful person; we always enjoyed talking with him. God Bless you all.

Debbie Hatch

December 29, 2012

Kathryn, Tim, Cynthia, and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He was such a kind and gentle man and a great servant of the Lord. Sending our thoughts and prayers,
Debbie and Gary Hatch