SIDNEY - Lawrence McCoy Chitwood, 80, of Sidney, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013, at 2:05 p.m. at his home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1933, in Whitley City, Ky., the son of the late John and Myrtle (Waters) Chitwood.
On Oct. 20, 1956, he married Ruby E. Proffit, who survives along with three children, Larry Wayne Chitwood and wife Sandy, Deborah Louise (Chitwood) Mills and husband Gene, both of Sidney, and Donna Sue (Chitwood) Phillips and husband Gary, of Whitley City, Ky.; siblings, Mary Jo Sharp, of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., John Chitwood Jr., of Whitley City, Ky., Suzie May Duvall, of Smithtown, Ky., Ila Corder, of Whitley City, Ky., Jean Huff, of Monticello, Ky, Elaine Stoker, of Maineville, Abe Chitwood and Jack Chitwood, both of Whitley City, Ky.; three grandchildren, Ryan Chitwood, Bradley Hammer and Shane Phillips; and three great-grandchildren, Tegan Chitwood, Logan Hammer and Meranda Chitwood.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Henry, Earnest and Jimmy Chitwood, and infant brother, Larry Wayne Chitwood.
Mr. Chitwood was a U.S. Army Korean War vVeteran serving his country in Company C 19th Infanty from 1953 to 1955. He retired from the former Baumfolder Manufacturing Company, in Sidney, in 1994 after 19 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith. He loved his family and friends. He also loved fishing and hunting, and had a passion for bee-keeping since he was in seventh grade. He also enjoyed going to Kroger and Walmart. He was the best husband, dad, grandpa, brother and friend.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney, with the Rev. Leamon Branscum officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care in memory of Lawrence McCoy Chitwood.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Chitwood family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com
Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave. Sidney, OH 45365
Published in Sidney Daily News on Mar. 24, 2013