WARSAW- Carl James McCurdy, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 at The Oaks at Northpointe in Zanesville, where he had resided for the last three years.
He was born March 1, 1937 in Bedford Twp., Coshocton Co. to the late Stewart J. and Maudest Elizabeth (Easter) McCurdy. He was in the US Army reserves from 1959-1965. He retired from AK Steel in 1997, after 35 years of being a loyal employee who never missed a day of work.
Carl loved his farm and being a farmer, especially his cows! He was a regular at the Mayor’s Corner “Coffee Hour/Liar’s Club”, and enjoyed visiting with his West Bedford friends and neighbors, including playing cards at the Dobson’s. He was a sports fan, and followed the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also attended the Nellie United Methodist Church.
Family was very important to Carl, and he enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and most of all the love of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Rhetta Jean (Speckman) McCurdy of Warsaw, whom he married April 11, 1959; two sons, Kevin (Teresa) McCurdy and Keith (Kisha) McCurdy, both of Coshocton; grandchildren, Jason (Angie), Jamie (Jodi), Jenny (Josh), Clint (Sarah), Ashley (Andrew), Seth, Dylan, Kylie, Eland (Britney), and Braeden; great-grandchildren, Jayla, Javen, Jace, Jersey, Jaze, Jaylynn, Macy, Kendrick, Adeline, and Penelope; a special niece, Shirley (Lee) Johnson, and nephew, David (Betty) Fawcett.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Fawcett and Helen Hardesty.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, with Pastor Bill Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery. Visitation is on Saturday, Oct. 30th from 2-5 p.m., and also one hour prior to service time on Sunday. www.fischerfuneralhome.com
Memorial donations are suggested to First Step Family Violence Intervention Services, 647 Locust St. Coshocton, OH 43812; Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd. SE Newark, OH 43055; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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