Robert Chitwood(1937 - 2013)

Robert "Gene" Chitwood


Robert "Gene" Chitwood, 76, husband of Dorothy Long Chitwood, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Born in Ware Shoals, he was a son of the late Robert P. and Alice Simpson Chitwood.

Mr. Chitwood was retired from Roadway. He was a member of the Local Teamsters 28 and was a Shriner.

Gene loved his family, fishing and woodworking.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters, Judy Callahan (Cecil), Robin Bridges (Craig) and Tracy Boggs; a son, Shane Chitwood (Mildred Alice); grandchildren, Brian Callahan, Josh Callahan (Natalie), Nikki Wagner (Jason), Jessica Murphy (Jonathan), Heather Bridges, Megan Chitwood Boggs, Colton Boggs, Houston Boggs, Geno Boggs, and Brandon Cuthbertson; great grandchildren, Jaylin, Kelsey, Avery, Nate, and Gabriel; a sister, Linda Debruhl; and brothers, Arthur, Kenneth and Donnie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roy; sisters, Dot Boiter and Elloree George; and a son-in-law, Dale Boggs.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. The funeral service will be held Friday, May 24, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. in the Downtown Chapel. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Laurens Hope Foundation, PO Box 80081, Simpsonville, SC 29680.

The family will be at 201 Hammetts Glen Way, Greer.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Funeral Home

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 232-6733

Published in The Greenville News on May 23, 2013