Thurman O. Chaffins

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/8/2013 14:00:00

Plymouth OH 44865 1/9/2013 11:00:00

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


Holly Waddles - Jan 18, 2013

To the Chaffins family my utmost sincere condolences for the loss of such a wonderful, kind man, whose generosity has touched the lives of so many. I worked for Thurman many years ago at MTD, and he inspired and motivated me through some difficult times. May God’s grace be sufficient for you all in this difficult time.

Barry Dean Martin - Jan 9, 2013

To Thurman’s family and friends. Remember Thurman from H.S. days in his home town of McDowell in Ky. Lost contact, but his dad, Michell was a bright star in the life of my mother, Magnola, and many other Old Regular Baptist in E Ky.. Good to hear that Thurman continued the legacy of good-will…God Bless..

Dennis and Nelvia Elkins - Jan 8, 2013

Michelle, Sheila and all of the Chaffins family. Praying that God will comfort you and hold you in His loving arms during this difficult time. Bro Thurman gave of himself and showed his love for those less fortunate. Jesus said, “Love ye one another as I have loved you.” God bless you to hold to the good memories and follow Jesus to go where he has gone.
Love and prayers, Bro Dennis and Sis Nelvia

Dennis & Teri Laser - Jan 8, 2013

Michelle and family so sorry for your loss. Thurman will be greatly missed I enjoyed working for him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Heather Slone - Jan 8, 2013

Heaven has brought home a beautiful person.

Pastor Greg Griffith - Jan 8, 2013

The Church of God, Rene and I send you our deepest sympathy at your loss. Please know that we appreciate all Thurman has done for the families in this area. He will will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you here and we will be rejoicing with you when you are reunited and God brings us around his throne for eternity. Our love and prayers are sent to you today…. Pastor Greg Griffith, Willard Church of God

Ronald and Afo Gean Jones and Paul and Diana Slone - Jan 7, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family today and in the future.

Jackie and Randy Collins - Jan 7, 2013

Michelle and Sheila and all the Chaffins family, you are in our thoughts and prayers, I will remember Therman as a very good hearted man, always willing to help anyone and the smile he always carried. And he will be missed by many people.

Linda ( Mosley) Shorter - Jan 7, 2013

To Thurman’s family we send our sincere sympathy. The times we spent as a family when we were all young and growing up together are running thru my mind at this sad time. Memories of him will keep him in your heart forever. May God Be With Each and Everyone of you guys as you say goodbye to your dad, grandpa, brother, and cousin and life long friend. Prayers going out for you all.
Linda Mosley Shorter and Louie Shorter

Mike & Donnie Courtright - Jan 6, 2013

To Michelle, Sheila and the entire family, we are so saddened by the loss of such a fine man. The countless lives that Thurman touched, he always changed for the better. He was always someone that you could turn to for help, and freely gave of himself to help almost 10,000 children since the inception of the MTD Needy Kids Fund. Thurman will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Bev Ganni - Jan 6, 2013

Michelle and family’
I remember your dad coaching all you girls. He was a great man! God bless all of you!!

Pastor Danny and Dianna Hamilton - Jan 6, 2013

Michelle and Sheila,Our lives with your family goes back many years and we have precious memories of those times and our hearts also are BROKEN. I pray YOU know YOUR DAD IS DOING FINE TODAY and HE WILL NEVER, have another SICK MOMENT and NEVER, ANOTHER DISAPPOINTMENT.You witnessed as GOD MET HIM when he took his last breath here and his first one there. HE SAW A LAND WHERE HE WILL LIVE AND NEVER DIE. JESUS said HE went away to prepare a place for us and He would come again and take us to that place. Take courage n knowing He is there with God AND HIS LOVE ONES and now he is waiting for u when your journey here shall end. YOU HAVE OUR ENDURING LOVE AND WE PRAY the GRACE of GOD CARRIES U THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT DIFFICULT TIME.LOVE TO ALL

Jeni and Jim Shaver - Jan 6, 2013

Michelle and family, please know your in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I enjoyed working with Thurman and also helping him with hte MTD Needy Kids Fund. He was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed by all.