Richard Dale McCort, 87

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Richard Dale McCort, 87, of Carrollton, died Thursday, Feb.18, 2016, in Carroll Healthcare Center following a period of declining health.Richard McCort obit

Dale, as he was known to family and friends, was a son of the late Edward and Zelda Fisher McCort. He was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Orange Township in Carroll County.

He was a graduate of Perrysville High School and entered the United States Army Air Corps in 1946. During his tenure, he served as a radio mechanic and obtained the rank of sergeant. He was stationed in Panama and Puerto Rico and was honorably discharged in June of 1949.

Upon his discharge, Dale attended Kent State University and Wright State University’s National Radio and Television School. In 1953, he continued his public service when he entered the Ohio Highway Patrol Academy. He retired as a Lieutenant in 1974 and became the Corporate Director of Security for the Sheller Globe Corporation at Toledo until 1989. That same year, Dale joined Carroll County as the director of Regional Planning and served in that capacity until 1991.

He was a member of Carrollton Church of Christ-Christian Disciples as well as Carrollton Lodge 142 F&AM, 32nd Degree member of the Scottish Rite, Carrollton Blue Lodge, Carrollton Veterans Club and American Legion, Carrollton Pelican Club, Ohio Highway Patrol Retirees Organization, past chairman of the American Society of Industrial Security, past president of Associates for Crime Prevention, past member of the Carroll County Public Defenders Board, past member of the Carrollton Ruritans and Carrollton Rotary Club.

He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, the former Doris Barrett, whom he married on Sept. 2, 1950; a sister, Nellie (Frank) Nye of Carrollton; a brother, Curtis Glenn (Carolyn) McCort of Merritt Island, FL; a sister-in-law, Sarah (Frank) Patterson of Texas; his close friend, Ralph Lucas of Carrollton; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

A memorial service celebrating Dale’s life will be led by Pastor Mike Doak in Carrollton Church of Christ Saturday, March 5where Masonic Services will begin at 11 a.m. The family will greet guests one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. All are invited to share in a meal and fellowship in the church social hall immediately following. Burial in Perrysville Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Dale’s memory may be directed to Carrollton Church of Christ-Christian Disciples, 353 Moody Ave., Carrollton, OH 44615 or American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Dale by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.GeibCares.com.