Douglas Platt

August 13, 1943 - April 28, 2018
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Douglas Clayton Platt, 74, of Dennison, died early Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Union Hospital at Dover following a brief illness.

Born at Akron, Ohio on August 13, 1943, Doug was a son of the late Arthur and Lucy Taylor Platt. He was a graduate of Springfield High School at Akron and on May 19, 1968, married the lo…

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Douglas Clayton Platt, 74, of Dennison, died early Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Union Hospital at Dover following a brief illness.

Born at Akron, Ohio on August 13, 1943, Doug was a son of the late Arthur and Lucy Taylor Platt. He was a graduate of Springfield High School at Akron and on May 19, 1968, married the love of his life, the former Angel Brown.

Shortly after their marriage, Doug was involved in an accident at work that resulted in the loss of his arm. However, he overcame the injury and with the use of a prosthetic arm was able to work as a machinist for more than 32 years at the Uhrden Company at Sugarcreek.

Together, Doug and Angel enjoyed traveling extensively, visiting much of the continental US and its outlying islands. As a couple, Doug and Angel were involved with the Roxford Rockets 4-H Club for more than 30 years and were fortunate to make many life-long relationships with those they mentored and help with hundreds of projects. They are also long-time members of the Church of Christ at New Philadelphia. Doug spent 30 years as a member of the Republican Central Committee for Tuscarawas County and had a great love for dogs.

In addition to his wife of nearly 50 years, Doug is survived by two sisters, Jeanette Parks of Akron and Carol Ferrall of San Diego, California, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne Platt and Laban Platt, and a sister, Wanda Forsyth.

The family will greet guests on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 4-6 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and again on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 9:30-10:30 AM. Tim Hatfield will lead a service celebrating Doug’s life in the funeral home’s chapel on Thursday at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow in Roxford Church Cemetery. Following services, all are invited to join in a time of food and fellowship in the social hall of the Church of Christ at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Doug’s name may be directed to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Rd. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or to the Church of Christ, 749 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 6:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Time: 9:30 am

End Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Roxford Church Cemetery

Address:

, DENNISON, OH, 44621

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Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

New Philadelphia Church of Christ

Address:

749 Commercial Avenue SW, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Tuscarawas County Humane Society

Phone: 330-343-6060

1432 Tall Timber Road NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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New Philadelphia Church of Christ

749 Commercial Avenue SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Jeff and Rita Forsyth & Family posted on 5/1/18

Hi Angel, we are very saddened at hearing about Uncle Doug passing. He was our last Uncle for us Forsyth's. Our prayers and Blessings during this time. He has graduated to the higher calling and life now!

 

Carol Platt Ferrell posted on 5/1/18

We (the Ferrells) offer you our sincere sympathy for your loss. Marv said "He had a good life with a good wife." Our prayers are with you Angel.

 

Cathy Huddleston posted on 4/29/18

Angel, such a shock to hear of Doug's passing. Praises that he is now healthy and whole in his eternal Heavenly home, and reunited with those who have gone before him. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. May God surround you with His peace and comfort. My deepest sympathy, Cathy (Forsyth) Huddleston

 

Ron Forsyth posted on 4/29/18

To Angel: Sorry to hear of Uncle Doug’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron and Pat Forsyth

 

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