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Floyd Wayne DeBolt

Floyd Wayne DeBolt, 93, of Bluffton, IN, and with ties to Markle, IN, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in his home at River Terrace Retirement Community.

Mr. DeBolt was a 1946 graduate of the Jefferson High School in Adams County. He served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952 in the 64th Heavy Tank Division, achieving the rank of Tank Platoon Sergeant. He sold furniture for over 60 years at Sears & Roebuck in Fort Wayne and Gerber Furniture in Bluffton. He was a long-time member of the Markle Church of Christ, serving as Trustee and Deacon for over 40 years.

He was born on Dec. 14, 1928, in Berne, to Homer W. and Clara Margaret Linn DeBolt. He married Marcella E. Tyner on April 14, 1951, in Berne. She preceded him in death on Nov. 19, 2020.

Survivors include three sons, Larry (Peg) DeBolt, of Bluffton, David (Sheri) DeBolt, of Markle, and Michael (Marcia) DeBolt, of Pinehurst, NC; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A private celebration of life service will take place at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Gerald Moreland will officiate. Friends and family may watch the service using a live stream Zoom option open to the public. Login will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, for the service starting at 10:30 a.m., by using Zoom ID Meeting No. 894 9431 6091.

Burial will follow at Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville, with military honors provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and the American Legion Post No. 111 Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to Emanuel Mexico Mission, in care of Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home, 308 W. Washington St., Bluffton, IN 46714.

Online condolences may be made at thomarich.com.