Frederick H. Mueller, 74, a resident of Junior, passed from this life Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, 2014, at home with his family at his side.
Fred was born Saturday, March 11, 1939, in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late Frederick A. and Hildegard Klein Mueller.
On Sept. 28, 2000, in Carlsbad, N.M., he married the former Barbara Johnston of Charlotte, N.C., who survives.
Also left to cherish Fred's memory are four children, Sharon Marrs and husband, Mark, of Ripley, Brenda Crump of Houston, Texas, John Mueller and wife, Amy, of Junior, and Joe Mueller and wife, Charlotte, of Elkins; two stepsons, Todd and Phillip Johnston of Charlotte, N.C.; and one brother, Richard Mueller of Columbia, S.C. Fred was a proud grandfather of Stephen and his wife, Erin, of Elkins, Daniel of Wallkill, N.Y., Sara Littefield and husband, Jamie, of Buckhannon, Rebecca Marrs of Charleston and Karen Crump of Houston, Texas.
Preceding Fred in death, besides his parents, was his wife Celeste in 1997; one brother, Robert; and one sister, Linda.
Fred owned and operated Computer Support Group in Elkins until his retirement. He was well known as a minister of Jehovah's Witnesses, devoting many hours preaching and teaching the Bible in the Elkins area. He and his wife, Barbara, also spent three years in Mexico sharing their Bible-based hope.
Fred's disease robbed him of a lot of things but never his sense of humor or the love of his family and friends. A lot could be said about Fred but, simply put, "he was a very good man, who was a problem solver and genuine leader."
Fred looked forward to seeing the Bible promise at Revelation 21: 3, 4 fulfilled: "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
In keeping with his family's wishes, cremation was honored. A memorial service will be conducted at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Elkins Sunday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m.
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Frederick H. Mueller. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.