Carl J. Truax, 97, of Massillon, passed away peacefully at his residence and in the company of his family, late Saturday afternoon, September 4, 2021. Born January 26, 1924, in Beallsville, Ohio, a son to the late John A. and Lorena F. (Henthorne) Truax, Carl is the last surviving of his eight siblings – six sisters and two brothers. A faithful and supportive member of Massillon Baptist Temple and a devoted husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa, he placed his faith and his family at the center of his life. Growing up on the family farm as The Great Depression gripped the nation, Carl was no stranger to sacrifice, struggle and uncertainty. He never forgot how his parents worked and prayed to keep the family together and he incorporated those virtues into his own life. Through the years it would calm his spirit and restore his energy when he could return to the old place in Monroe County and take in the landscape of his boyhood still vivid in his mind’s eye. He loved to reminisce and captivate the family with memories and stories of hunting in the woods and fishing with dynamite! Carl retired after 34-1/2 years of service as a millwright with Canton Drop Forge, and in his leisure time was a great fan of the Cleveland Indians.
In addition to his parents and siblings, Carl is predeceased by his wife, Aleain M. (Clay) Truax. He is survived by his daughter, Marsha (David) Bissell, of Canton; granddaughters, Michelle (Chris) Tilton, of Shadyside, Ohio and Melissa (Shannon) McKenna, of Copley, Ohio; and great-grandsons, Zachery Zbinden, Jacob Carl Zbinden and Cody Ferguson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Atkinson Feucht Hare Funeral Home in Massillon. Dr. Cecil Thayer of Massillon Baptist Temple will officiate, and burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens in North Canton. The family will receive condolences one hour prior to the service, from 11:00 a.m. until noon, in the funeral home. The family has suggested memorial contributions made to advance the mission and ministry of Massillon Baptist Temple. Your memories and condolences are always welcome and may be added to our on-line guestbook at www.atkinsonfeucht.com
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