Emmett H. Shoup Jr., 70

Emmett H. Shoup Jr., 70, of 2011 Chadwick Drive, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Oct. 3, 1942, in Moulton, the son of Emmett and Evelyn (Katter) Shoup Sr.

He married Sandra K. Moots on May 25, 1963, and she survives at the residence.

He is also survived by his two children, Barbara A. Shoup of St. Marys and Jeffrey L. Shoup of St. Marys; by two brothers, Darrell (Judy) Shoup of Wapakoneta and Charles (Ann) Shoup of Wapakoneta; by three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Moots of Cridersville, Dixie Moots of St. Marys and Nancy (Tom) Fortman of St. Marys.

He is survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by two brothers-in-law, Jack Moots and Terry Moots.

Emmett was a 1960 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. He retired from the Dana Corporation, having served as a Facilities/Project Manager on the Division Staff of Dana Corp.

He had lived in various places in the U.S. while serving with Dana Corp.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in St. Marys, a member of Eagles Lodge 767 and a member of Northmoor Country Club, where he loved golfing and being with his friends.

He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed gardening, hunting and playing cards.

Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, the Rev. Bill Maki, officiant. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton.

Friends may call from noon until the time of services on Sunday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to Grand Lake Home Health.

Condolences may be sent to Emmett’s family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.