Hershel C. McCollister Jr., 84, of Frankfort, died on Thursday morning, October 18, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 8, 1934 in Ross County, the son of the late Hershel C. and Mary Parker McCollister. On November 26, 1952 he married the love of his life, the former Phyllis Ann Acord, who preceded him in death on August 8, 2007.
Surviving are three daughters, Beverly (Dennis) Butler, Barbara (Richard) Jones, both of Frankfort, Brenda (Doug) Swaney of Richmondale, four grandchildren, Christopher (Allison) Butler, Matthew (Amy) Butler, Kari (Darren) Kennedy, Drew (Chasity) Swaney, six great-grandchildren, Kian and Meryn Butler, Abigail and Luke Butler, Savannah and Zach Swaney, and his little buddy, Chester. Hershel was preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Christian, Margaret Bowdle, and two brothers, Kenneth McCollister, and Clark McCollister.
Hershel worked for Frankfort Supply Company and Crop Production Services, Frankfort, until his retirement. He attended the Frankfort United Methodist Church, and was a long-time member of the Ross County Horseshoe Pitchers Association. Hershel loved to throw horseshoes at the Ross County Fair, and watch the farmers at work each season. Hershel served as "President" of the Frankfort Dairy Cone Liar's Club. He was a sweet, gentle, devoted, and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, in the EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Frankfort. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends and family are invited to visit with the McCollister family at the funeral home on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m..