Kevan Lee Truett

May 19, 1954 - May 26, 2021
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Kevan Lee Truett, age 67, of New Philadelphia died Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Union Hospital at Dover following a brief illness.

Born on May 19, 1954, in Mercy Medical Center at Canton Kevan was a son of Dortha Hendersen Truett-Vogt of California and the late Jerre Truett.

Kevan was a graduate of Jackson High Sc…

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Kevan Lee Truett, age 67, of New Philadelphia died Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Union Hospital at Dover following a brief illness.

Born on May 19, 1954, in Mercy Medical Center at Canton Kevan was a son of Dortha Hendersen Truett-Vogt of California and the late Jerre Truett.

Kevan was a graduate of Jackson High School and spent many years as an over the road truck driver prior to his retirement.

He enjoyed playing Bass Guitar and played in several Christian, Bluegrass and Jazz bands throughout the years. He was a very athletic individual who naturally picked up on any sport he played and rarely turned down the opportunity to golf. Among Kevan’s other passions in life, he greatly enjoyed gardening, being in nature, watching movies with his family and had a knack for finding Indie movies which provoked deep thought. Kevan was also very spiritual. He had a deep faith in the Lord and often studied his Bible.

In addition to his mother, Kevan is survived by his wife, the former Cheryle Rentz whom he married on April 12, 2013; his daughters, Jennifer Roneker of Uniontown, Jessi (Brandon) Butchko of Canton, Shannon (Aaron Andrach) Truett of Florida; his step-sons, Jacob Showalter of Navarre and Sean Showalter of New Philadelphia and seven grandchildren, Clayton, Lily, John, Owen, Parker, Kaiden and Colten.

Completing the family are two sisters, Linda Pappas of Canton and Kelly Truett of California; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Truett of North Canton and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, Kevan was preceded in death by his brother, Jerre “Brad” Truett and his step-father, Jack Vogt.

In keeping with Kevan’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be planned for a later date. The Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia has handled arrangements.

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Born: May 19, 1954
Died: May 26, 2021

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Ron Pathak posted on 6/11/21

When I first met Kevan at Jackson High somewhere around 1969 we were both liming the football field. I immediately noticed his flat top hair cut with long hair on the sides. Surely an original I thought ?. We were two odd ducks. I was a foreigner for all intent and purposes having transferred from Hoover High and not raised in Canton, and he was this fiercely independent quiet strong dude with this piercing look. Needless to say, we did not connect immediately. I never realized then that Kevan would become my life long and dearest friend. We ran, walked, and hitch-hiked all-over Canton visiting friends. We worked together at Florians washing dishes and bussing. Went to concerts together and saw Glass Harp (before they got signed) at Meyers Lake, and partied in the root cellar at his house (the hang out). There are many things I will never forget about Kevan, but the two that ring loudly was his special talent and his incredible ability to play the guitar even after leaving it alone for years, and Hippie Holler! This man could pick up music and play it like it was yesterday even though would put it down for years at a time; and so it was with golf, gardening and Jesus Christ. A long journey of self-discovery with many ups and downs, but he never stopped trying. We carried our friendship through tough times and good times over the following fifty-two years, never forgetting to stay in touch and how much we meant to each other. Our multiple hour conversations were often deep, wide, and varied in nature. When he was trucking down the road, he never failed to stop somewhere near our family so we could see each other. I regret not getting to see him since we left Cleveland, but we continued to explore our lives together to the end. His last advice to me was how best to grow my herbs and cucumbers in my little garden. I could always rely on him to help me understand things from a different perspective. I will miss you so ever much and look forward to seeing you again in heaven my dear friend…

 

Linda Pappas posted on 6/2/21

Miss you!

 

Cathy Blate posted on 6/1/21

I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. May God keep you and bless you in this time of sorrow

 

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