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John "Jay" Truitt

August 29, 2019

Posted by:
Robert McKelvey

Posted on:
September 6, 2019

Sorry to learn of Jay's passing. He was a great sales rep and called on my store in Circleville many times. We also managed to get some golf in over the years.

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Bart Mahoney

Posted on:
September 5, 2019

Having kept score for St. Charles for 30 plus years, I had the privilege to sit next to Jay for many years during the High School Basketball Tournament at the Fairgrounds. Always our focus was the game but the best part was the stories Jay provided, "Was that a 3 or 2 pointer?' On occasion we might have been pre-occupied but the officials were quick to remind us to stay focused. Jay was a true professional and the success of the SC basketball team in any season assured me a seat next to Jay as progressed in tournament play. I regret that the miles between Ohio and SC will not allow be to be with family at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If memory cards are available please send one to me. That helps with closure. Bart Mahoney 5101 Weatherwood Dr. N Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

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Rebekah Carlisle, Executive Director, Otterbein \"O\" Club

Posted on:
September 3, 2019

On behalf of the Otterbein "O" Club Board of Directors please accept our deepest condolences. Jay Truitt, '50, his brother Frank '50, Jack Reese '50 and Joe Schartz '51, made up Otterbein College's first men's golf team and competed together from 1946-1949. Their coach, Robert "Moe" Agler, would later laugh about how little supervision he provided to this group of young men...and little was needed. They were honorable men, skilled golfers and fierce competitors. The "O" Club honored Otterbein's inaugural men's golf team with its Excel Award at the 2007 Homecoming. On a personal note, my father-in-law, Joseph R. Carlisle, Sr., and my husband, Chris, knew Jay and Frank and held them in high regard. Their contributions to athletics and to the lives of countless people leaves a lasting legacy.

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The McSwords Family

Posted on:
September 3, 2019

Our prayers for peace and comfort are with you all as you remember and celebrate his life and grieve this loss. We are grateful for the legacy of faith and love that we see in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Peace and Grace be with you. - Sara and Joe, Brody, Logan, Kayla, Shelby McSwords

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Lori, LPN

Posted on:
September 1, 2019

Phyllis, My sympathies to you and your family. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with you and Jay, and will not forget his kind smile. Lori, LPN

Posted by:
Bill Reed

Posted on:
August 31, 2019

Aunt Phyllis, Gayle, and Tom, We will all miss Uncle because we all have such wonderful memories of him. I can’t stop thinking about the way he smiled at Aunt Phyllis, and the twinkle in his eye as he did so. That smile — that shown more from his eyes than his mouth, was there for all of you, all of your children, all the many nieces and nephews, and the many many cousins. He was a man who enjoyed his life, who knew how blessed he was, and who was too modest to realize how much he blessed us all. With sincerest sympathies, Billy Reed

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Kenny and Sue Caudill

Posted on:
August 30, 2019

To the Truitt family, We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Jay was a wonderful man and I always enjoyed his basketball stories. Phyllis, I am so sorry. Prayers to the family, Kenny and sue

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