Perry "Red" Stocking, 91, of New London, died peacefully at home on Saturday Aug. 10, 2013.
He was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Brighton Township to the late Harry Sr. and Melissa Iona (nee Rockwood) Stocking. He attended Brighton schools.
Red was a farmer all of his life and he loved working with the land. He farmed in the Brighton, Clarksfield, and New London areas.
Survivors include his children, Cindy (Gene) Farr of Amherst and son David (and fiancé Carolyn Ehmann) Stocking of New London; grandchildren Joshua (Laura) Farr of Huron, Sarah Farr of Norwalk, Melissa (Dave Wilson) Stocking of New London; sister-in-law Mary Stocking; and four great-grandchildren.
Red was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Lillian; brothers Harry Jr. and Darwin Stocking; sister, Alberta Barnes; and his great granddaughter, Natalie Renee Bucklew.
Friends and family will be received on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. until the time of services at noon at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main St., New London, with the Rev. Herman Bucklew officiating.
Burial will follow at Clarksfield Methodist Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Red's memory to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be directed online at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.
Eastman Funeral Home - Greenwich
49 West Main Street
Greenwich, OH 44837
Published in The Wellington Enterprise on Aug. 15, 2013