Carl G. Olin Jr.
July 21, 1934 — Feb. 26, 2006
The Rev. Carl G. Olin Jr., 71, of Fairfield Glade, passed into eternal life in Christ Feb. 26, 2006. A memorial service was held Sunday, March 5, at Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfield Glade. Pastor Jerry Weeks, Pastor Joe Nilson and Bishop Ron Warren officiated.
The Rev. Olin was born July 21, 1934 in Buffalo, NY, the son of Carl G. and Angeline Fakler Olin.
He was a graduate of the University of Buffalo and the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He served as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Clarence Center 1959-1964; Zion Lutheran Church, Niagara Falls, NY 1964-1968; and St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Eggertsville, NY 1969-1996 where he was named Pastor Emeritus. He also served as a campus pastor at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, for 25 years.
He and his wife, Beverly, moved to Fairfield Glade in August 1996. He was a very active man, immediately becoming involved in the life and activities of his community. He played tennis, was a member of the Lions Club, was a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity and served on a committee of the Art Guild for building a new gallery.
The Olins volunteered as missionaries in Madagascar in 1998, teaching English and theology in the seminary in Bezaha. Carl served as an interim pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfield Glade and Peace Lutheran Church and Messiah Lutheran Church in Knoxville. Presently, he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Southeast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Olin; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew Carl and Kate Olin of Fripp Island, NC; daughter and son-in-law, Miriam Noel and Scott Fierle of Getzville, NY; sister, Geraldine Vinnenberg of Venice, FL; and grandchildren, Abigail Olin, Michael Fierle, Sarah Fierle and Kamerer Olin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin sister, Carol of Eden, NY.
The family has respectfully requested that memorial gifts be made to Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 481 Snead Dr., Fairfield Glade, TN 38558 or to the Art Guild Building Fund, PO Box 1833, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC was in charge of the arrangements.
Roy W. Smucker Sr.
July 12, 1915 — Feb. 27, 2006
Roy W. Smucker Sr., 90, passed away Feb. 27, 2006. Memorial services were conducted March 4 at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Max Mayo and the Rev. Lanita Pride officiating. Interment was in the memorial garden.
Mr. Smucker was born July 12, 1915 in Smithville, OH, the son of William and Bertha Smucker.
Because of his conscientious objector status during World War II, he served in the Civilian Public Service (CPS) as a business manager for several public works and conservation projects in several states.
In 1946, he began mission work for the Mennonite Central Committee and was assigned to the Philippines and became director of Church World Service. There he met and married Ellen Gregorio Smucker.
In 1950, he joined the staff of Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental as business manager of the printing press. After returning to the United States three years later, he joined the Mennonite Publishing House in Scottsdale, PA. He was transferred to Bloomington, IL, where he started a new Christian bookstore.
In 1963, he and his family moved to Champaign, IL, where he started his own Christian bookstore. He retired to Fairfield Bay, AR, in 1980 and became assistant state director for AARP. He and Ellen moved to Fairfield Glade in 1989 where he became state coordinator for 55 Alive and continued being active in AARP.
He was an active member of Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church and sang in the men's chorus. He was a member of the Crossville Wood Carving Club. He enjoyed wood carving.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ellen; sons, Roy Jr. and Robert and their wives; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Doris.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Orden.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church or the Mennonite Central Committee, U.S., PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Carl G. Olin Jr.