George F. StraightSeptember 20, 1958 ~ June 4, 2017 (age 58)
George F. Straight , age 58, of Sherrodsville ,Ohio, formerly of Batesville, Indiana, died Sunday night, June 4, 2017 in the Community Hospice Truman House.
He was born September 20, 1958 in Minerva, Ohio and was the son of the late George C. and Alice A. Rice Straight.
He was a former sheet metal mechanic who worked for Moore Metal in Charleston, South Carolina for 13 years. He was a member of the Batesville (Indiana) United Methodist Church. As a young man, George had an affection for attending fairs and carnivals. He enjoyed it enough that he traveled for awhile as a "carnie" running a Skee-Ball game. He volunteered as a Cub Scout Master while living in South Carolina and also coached youth soccer. His most relaxing entertainment was tent camping with his family, and was fond of going to the beach. In his travels, George found it impossible to not stop at a yard sale. His last passion in life was to get the Alco Services, LLC center in New Philadelphia operating so he could spend time with the resident children.
He is survived by his wife Linda Kay Powell Straight of Batesville, whom he married March 12, 1994, a son, George Clifton Straight and a daughter, Allison Jane Straight, both of Batesville, three brothers, Richard Straight formerly of Kilgore, O., James (Shelly) Straight of Malvern, O., and Robert Straight of Sherrodsville, and seven sisters, Nancy (Arthur) Radford of Meadow Bridge, West Virginia, Joyce (David) Giles of Middlebourne, West Virginia, Dolly Pelley of Carrollton, O., Laura (Louis) Stern of Wasolo, Missouri, Cynthia (Paul) Livengood of Kilgore, and Betty (Brian) Wells and Alice (Patrick) Cooper, both of Sherrodsville.
A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 P.M., Sunday, June 25, 2017 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Rev. Doug Mallernee officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Alco Services, LLC 1416 Kaderly Street NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 for children to attend respite camp. To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.
Alco Services, LLC
1416 Kaderly Street N.W., New Philadelphia OH 44663