Thurman O. Chaffins, age 71, resident of rural Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013 in the OSU Medical Center following a short illness.
He was born on April 25, 1941 in Martin, Kentucky and had been a Willard/Plymouth resident for over 55 years. Mr. Chaffins was employed for 45 years at MidWest Industries and retired in 2008. He was very active in the Midwest Industries' outreach programs for the community having chartered the Needy Children's Fund. He had been a lifelong follower of the Old Regular Baptist Faith and Order, and enjoyed coaching softball and woodworking.
He is survived by his two daughters, Sheila Chaffins of Willard; and Michelle Kimberlin (Mark Jenkins) of Willard; his mother, Cynthia (Mosley) Chaffins; five grandchildren, Misty Hartschuh; Danielle Hall; Cynthia Hartschuh; Paige Lunsford; and Seth Kimberlin; three great grandchildren, Kylie, Lauren and Brandon Hall; four brothers, Frank Chaffins of Minnie, KY; Merle Chaffins of New London; Roger Chaffins of Plymouth; and Jimmy Chaffins of Plymouth; two sisters, Loretta Tackett of Minnie, KY; and Aretta Stumbo of Minnie, KY; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Elder Mitchell Chaffins; and a brother, John Chaffins.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 2:00 to 4 :00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at the Little Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church in Plymouth, Ohio with the Elders of the Church officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the MidWest Industries Needy Children's Fund.
Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com