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Danny E McDirmit

MONTPELIER – Danny E McDirmit, born in 1948 in Anderson, moved to Montpelier where he lived from 1953-2006. He then spent from 2006-2014 in Davenport, Fla.

He married Cynthia (Ruble) McDirmit on June 30, 1967, and had three children, Darin (Jennifer) McDirmit, of Montpelier, Michelle (Craig) Conrad, of Conover, N.C., and Patrick (Angy) McDirmit, of Orlando, Fla.

Danny has one wonderful grandson, Seger Conrad, Conover N.C.

Dan is also survived by four brothers/sister-in-law and their families, Stephen (Bobbie) Ruble, of Tennessee, Vickie Landis, of Indiana, Joe (Lori) Ruble, of Ohio, Larry (Peggy) Ruble, of Florida, and David Hall, of Florida.

His parents, David E. and Elsie (Rains) McDirmit, predeceased him, as well as an older sister.

Danny joined the United States Air Force in 1968 and served four years in Biloxi, Miss., Enid Okla., Vietnam and Barksdale AFB, La.

He was very active for over 30 years at Grace Community Church as a bus driver, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, deacon and elder.

He coached T-ball, Little League and Babe Ruth for several years. He was a basketball and football official for 30 years and officiated ages 5-18.

He loved Indiana University and everything that happened there except any loss to Purdue.

Dan worked for General Motors for 40 years, retiring from Fort Wayne Truck in 2006.

He then moved to Orlando, Fla., where he worked for the Spas at Walt Disney World and enjoyed every minute of his job.

There will be a Celebration Memorial Service at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, 109 W. Windsor St., Montpelier, on Saturday, April 26, with a greeting from noon to 2 p.m. followed by a service at 2 p.m.

A celebration of Danny's life will be conducted at his home in Florida on May 3 from 1 to 5 p.m.

As his cancer was caused by Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam, in lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to be made to www.dav.org or your church in his memory.

Dan was very secure in his salvation and he knew God had special plans for him and everyone who knows Jesus as their savior.

Published in Hartford City News Times from Apr. 19 to Apr. 26, 2014
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