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Carl M. Shope

July 12, 1940 — December 23, 2022



Carl McKinley Shope, 82, of Nevada passed away December 23, 2022 in Columbus. Carl was born July 12, 1940 in Vanceburg Kentucky to Charlie and Zady Gladys (Dyer) Shope.  Carl married Christine (Rittenberry) on November 2, 1961. Carl is preceded in death by his wife, parents, son Darrell, great grandson Daniel; brothers Freddie, Charles, Davey and sisters Melvie Lohr and  Rosa Evans.

Carl is survived by children Rhonda (Ron) Spiegel of Nevada and Harold Shope; siblings Bo (Evelyn) Shope of Bucyrus, Earl (Mona) Shope of Bucyrus, Pete (Drema) Shope of Kentucky, Geri (Bob) Grayson of Kentucky, Clyde (Dee) Shope of Kentucky, William (Nita) Shope of Montana, Donald Shope of Lucasville, Reda Hauck (Bim Thurman) of Kentucky, Mary Nolen of Kentucky and Deb (John) Pyles of Oklahoma and his grandchildren Jason Shope of Bucyrus, Tosha Spiegel of Nevada Christine Anderson of Tennessee and Darrell "Buzz" Shope of Kentucky and 6 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Carl moved to Bucyrus in the late 1950's and worked for Mullins as a general laborer, Bucyrus Ice as a delivery driver, The Dairy, Besel Trucking and started his own trucking company called Shope & Sons. Carl loved to ride motorcycles and take long trips for a cup of coffee. His two dogs Stink and Grace were always with him. If Carl wasn't with his family here he was in Rock Run with his Kentucky Family and enjoying the "Turkey Run". "Uncle Carly" will be missed by everyone.

Family will receive friends Thursday December 29, 2022 from 3PM-6PM. Service will start at 6PM with Carl Angel officiating. Memorials be made to the American Lung Association Honeycomb Research. Moments of remembrance can be left at

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