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Obituary for Carl Wesley Geary
Carl Wesley Geary, age 65, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born November 13, 1942, near Hoskinsville, Ohio, son of the late George Wesley and Dorothy Opal Ralph Geary. He was a 1960 graduate of Belle Valley High School. Following high school he attended the Hope Sound Bible College from 1960 to 1962 and he was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served for 6 years, including one year in Vietnam. He received LPN training in Coshocton and had been a part of the pre-med program at Ohio State University. Mr. Geary was employed by the former Gould and Weather Seal Plants in Caldwell, and the Florida Power and Light Company. He also worked as a mail carrier for 11 years. He was employed as an LPN at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge, Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville, and the Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Florida. He worked as an RN at the Monroe Regional Medical Center in Florida and for the Ohio Department of Corrections at the Orient and Noble Correctional Institutions, retiring in 2007 from the Correctional Medical Center in Columbus. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one daughter, Miriam Ruth Geary. Surviving are his wife, Esther Belle Dye Geary, whom he married June 13, 1964; three daughters, Deborah L. (Ben) Rhoads of Roseville, Janet S. (Loid) Boney of Caldwell, and Elaine B. (Rusty) Walters of Caldwell; two sons, Carl W. (Kathy) Geary, Jr. of Caldwell and Timothy Lee Geary of Florida; two brothers, Ray (Virginia) Geary of Coshocton and Elton (Elaine) Walters of Byesville; one sister, Wava Schafer of Caldwell; 18 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call Saturday, October 25, 2008, from 10AM-2PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where funeral services will begin at 3PM with the Rev. Steven Malone officiating. A military graveside service will follow at Sharon Cemetery.