NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio â€”AP- The last World War I veteran in Ohio, and one of only three known remaining U.S. veterans of the conflict, has died. J. Russell Coffey was the last WWI vet in the state, according to the Veterans Affairs Department. He died Thursday at the age of 109, said the Smith-Crates Funeral Home in North Baltimore, about 35 miles south of Toledo.
The funeral home did not say where Coffey died or the cause of death. He had been living in the Blakely Care Center, a nursing home.
The story goes on to say that he didn’t actually see any service in World War I, having enlisted a mere three weeks before the end of hostilities.
109, though… God bless him.