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Wayne G. McCoy

April 17, 1935 ~ May 7, 2021 (age 86)

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  Wayne G. McCoy, 86, of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance.   
He was born on April 17, 1935 to the late Glen and Lavina (Gebhart) McCoy in Defiance, Ohio. Wayne proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 during the Korean War. On May 20, 1958,  he married Jayne (Rhudy) McCoy, who preceded him in death in 2001. 
Wayne was a life member of VFW #3360. He worked at Defiance Precision Products for several years until his retirement in 2001. He also worked at Coke Bottling Company and RiverValley Distributors.  In his leisure time he enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was a huge fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians, and Browns.
Wayne is survived by his half brother, Stanley Rohrbaugh of Defiance, and his half sisters, Peggy (Tom) Hurt of Defiance, and Carol Hale of Paulding, Ohio, a stepson-in-law, Val Gonzalez of Defiance, and many grandkids, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bill McCoy, half-brother, Gary Rohrbaugh, stepdaughters, Kathy M. Gonzalez and Vicki Ratliff, and his stepson, Frederick Ludy.
Visitation will be held from 9-11 am on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, Ohio. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home, with Celebrant Deb Miller officiating. Due to pandemic restrictions, masks and social distancing are required. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery, with graveside military honors accorded by VFW #3360.
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May 11, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc.
529 Jefferson Avenue
Defiance, OH 43512

Funeral Service
May 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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