Dewey Coutts

June 06, 1920 ‒ June 20, 2009

Delaware, Ohio

Dewey R. Coutts, age 89 of Delaware died Saturday morning, June 20, 2009 at Mt. Carmel West in Columbus surrounded by his family.

He was born on June 6, 1920 in Frederick, Michigan to the late James W. and Emmaline (Dewey) Coutts. A graduate of Grayling High School in Michigan, where he excelled in sports; especially baseball. He played semi professional baseball for the Mackinaw Island team, as skilled first baseman; he tried out for the White Sox and then served in the US Army during WW II. In 1946 he played basketball against the famed Harlem Globetrotters.

A plant manager and industrial engineer, he worked for several different company’s including: Chrysler Tank, Design Facilities, Nipper, Multicon, Flexible, Hughes Keenan, and most recently for The Delaware Gazette.

He was a devoted partner and companion to his wife of 66 years: Ernestine (Little) of Delaware. Together they shared a passion for square dancing, were charter member of several clubs and danced in national competitions all over the United States. One who lived an interesting life he was an active Boy Scout leader with his sons, a member of the OSU Re bounders Club for 24 years, and a member of the former Stratford St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

Always willing to give of his time, he was a kind teacher, coach and best friend.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children: Jim (Phyllis) of Zanesville, Diana Coutts of Delaware, Rick of Marysville, and Michael of Delaware, 7 Grandchildren: Liana (Shanna) Coutts, Donavan (Ethel) Coutts, Michael (Rhonda) Justice, Chad L. (Renee) Coutts, Rick Coutts Jr., Michelle (Kevin) Wolfe, Jade Catherine Coutts, and 14 Great-grandchildren

Preceded in death by a brother: Harold Coutts.

Friends may call Wednesday 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36) Delaware where services will follow Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Donnie Akers officiating, burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

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