Floyd Wayne DeBolt, 93, of Bluffton went to Heaven Monday, January 10, 2022, in his home at the River Terrace Retirement Community. He was surrounded by loved ones and will be greatly missed. He was born December 14, 1928, in Berne to Homer W. and Clara Margaret (Linn) DeBolt. He was married April 14, 1951, in Berne to Marcella E. Tyner. They raised their three boys on their DeBolt Farm. They celebrated 69 years of marriage.
He was a 1946 graduate of Jefferson High School in Adams County. He served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952 in the 64th Heavy Tank Division achieving rank of Tank Platoon Sergeant. He was a natural salesman with a good sense of humor and sold furniture for over 60 years at Sears & Roebuck in Fort Wayne and Gerber Furniture in Bluffton.
He was a devoted, long time active member of the Markle Church of Christ serving as trustee and deacon for over 40 years. He enjoyed volunteering his time pruning the many shrubs that landscaped the church grounds.
He is survived by three sons, Larry (Peg) DeBolt of Bluffton; David (Sheri) DeBolt of Markle; and Michael (Marcia) DeBolt of Pinehurst, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Amy, Jeff, Renae, Adam and Mari; and nine great-grandchildren, Alex, Amie, Abby, Isabella, Eldon, Jackson, Hugo, Arlo and Isla.
To his family, he was brother, husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle Floyd and will be remembered for his love, selfless generosity, always putting others first, sharing his life experiences and wisdom in good and tough times.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on November 12, 2020; sister, Esther Ann DeBolt; and two brothers, Gerald and Marion DeBolt.
A private celebration of life service officiated by Gerald Moreland will take place at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. A private family burial will follow at Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and the American Legion Post #111 Honor Guard.
Friends and family may watch the service using a live stream Zoom option open to the public. You may login Friday, January 14 at 10:15 a.m. for the service starting at 10:30 a.m. by using Zoom ID Meeting # 894 9431 6091.
Memorials may be made to Emanuel Mexico Mission, where his son David and his wife Sheri were missionaries for 30 years. Contributions may be mailed to the funeral home.
Arrangements provided by Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.