Earl R. Way, 89, of Caldwell, died Saturday (June 22, 2013) at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell.
He was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Jackson Township, Noble County, son of the late Albert and Gertrude Smith Way. He was a United States Army veteran, having served with anti-aircraft during World War II in the South Pacific, for which he served three years. He was employed by the Ohio Power Muskingum River Plant for 33 years. Mr. Way was a member of the Mary Reed Memorial United Methodist Church in Dexter City, the Aurelius Chapter #308, F&AM in Macksburg, the Scottish Rite, Valley of Cambridge, 32nd degree Mason, the Laurel Grange, and he was a life member of the Caldwell VFW Post #4721.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Blaine Way.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Farson Way, whom he married Oct. 8, 1949; two daughters, Diana (Tom) Stauch of Gahanna and Carmen (Mark) Adkins of Covington, Kentucky; one son, Oran (Brenda) Way of Caldwell; one sister, Doris Robbins of Maggie Valley, North Carolina; one sister-in-law, Doris Way of Alpharetta, Georgia; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many friends.
Friends may call Tuesday (June 25, 2013) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where a Masonic service will be observed at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be observed Wednesday (June 26, 2013) at 1 p.m. with Pastors Ken Ogg and Jeff Hancock officiating. Burial will follow in Crooked Tree Cemetery with a veteran's graveside service conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations. An online guestbook may be signed at www.mcvay-perkins.com
Memorial contributions may be made to Crooked Tree Cemetery, in care of Jim Warren, 38083 Marietta Road, Dexter City, Ohio, 43727.