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Charles Arnold ToyNovember 1, 1925 ~ August 9, 2017 (age 91)
Charles Arnold Toy, 91, of Worthington died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot.
He was born on Nov. 1, 1925, in East Franklin Township, to the late Charles and Arvella (Black) Toy.
He retired from Eljer Company in Ford City.
Charles was an U.S. Naval veteran who served in World War II, where he was a Gunner’s Mate Third Class, serving on the SS Falmouth, SS Wallowa, and SS Paul Chandler, and was eventually stationed at Pearl Harbor, earning the American Theatre Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, and the Victory Medal.
He was a member of the Worthington Baptist Church and the Worthington American Legion.
He enjoyed mowing his grass, going to camp, and reloading shells. Formerly, he owned Toy’s Gun Shop.
Survivors include two sons, Harold “Tiger”(Janet) Toy, of Worthington and Arnold (Suk) Toy, of Marysville, Ohio; two daughters, Sue (Donald) Smeltzer and Cara (Jimmy) Wolfe, all of Worthington; 10 grandchildren, Rebecca, Janelle, Clint, Wanda, Sylvia, Shannon, Jennifer, Christy, Cathy, and Melinda; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dean (Theresa) Toy and Howard (Jean) Toy; and one sister Esther (David) Miller.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Shirley (Wyant) Toy, who died in 2013; his parents; his step mother, Ella Toy; one brother, Robert Toy; and an infant grandson.
Friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the F. Duane Snyder Funeral Home, 119 Bear St., Worthington. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Worthington Baptist Church, 327 E. Ross St., where there will be additional visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service with the Rev. Richard Buchanan officiating. Interment will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates in Worthington.