BOTKINS - Warren Walter Loy, 88, formerly of Botkins and currently of Huntsville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Kettlersville on April 1, 1924, to the late Walter and Laura Sollman Loy. Warren was also preceded in death by a sister, Kay Kratt.
Warren was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, having served during World War II. A bookkeeper by trade, he worked at Provico where he was president from 1969 to 1989 and then went on to be chairman of the board. He was also director of Sidney Bank One from 1971 to 1984, a member of the National Grain & Feed Board of Directors, the American Feed Manufacturers Association Board of Directors, and was a member of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.
Warren was a member of the Indian Lake Community Church where he was active in the Men's Club. In his spare time, Warren enjoyed golfing, boating and traveling.
Warren is survived by his wife, Jeanne Ferguson Loy, whom he married Sept. 21, 1947, in the Sidney First Methodist Church; children, Mike (Ann) Loy, of Botkins, Cyndy (Bill) Decker, of Columbus, Randy (Jackie) Loy, of Bellefontaine, Annette (Lynn) Elsass, of Wapakoneta, and Anna (Paul) Nichols, of Botkins; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Braun, of Botkins, Doris (Bob) Westerbeck, of Shelbyville, Ind., and Marilyn (Jim) North, of Montoursville, Pa.; brother-in-law George Kratt, of North Carolina, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Myron Van Horn Chapel of Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Lakeview, from 5 to 8 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at Indian Lake Community Church on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. with Pastors Jim Ellington and Karen Blackburn officiating. Private family burial will be in Loramie Valley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indian Lake Community Church Memorial Fund.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smith-eichholtz.com.
Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 7, 2012