Keith Jay Chrisman Sr., age 72 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 10:07 AM Sunday March 26, 2017 at his residence. Keith was born August 20, 1944 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Russell and Wilma (Fetters) Chrisman.
Keith was retired as a Dairy Farmer in the New Madison, area.
He was a member of the Castine Church of the Brethren, a Life time member of the American Jersey Cattle Club, former member of the Ohio Jersey Cattle Club, Preble County Jersey Cattle Club, was the Mississinawa Valley 1st American Farmer, was awarded the Outstanding Young Farmer of Darke County by the Greenville Jaycees and was awarded the Outstanding FFA National Crop Farmer.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Rusty Edward Chrisman in 1968.
Keith is survived by his wife Cynthia (Christian) Chrisman of Arcanum. They were married June 28, 1963. Also their children Jay (Brenda) Chrisman Jr. of Arcanum, Hallie (Scott) Foureman of Bradford and Kim (Marvin) Epperson of Camden, Ohio; grandchildren Tailor (Ethan) Weaver, Lucas Chrisman, Colby Chrisman, Stuart Epperson and Cheyeanne Epperson; brothers Jim (Fran) Chrisman of Arcanum and Joe (Bo) Chrisman of Logan; sisters Judy (Richard) Grim of Union City, Ohio and Joy (Paul) Welch of Lexington, KY as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday March 30, 2017 at the Castine Church of the Brethren 624 US Route 127 Castine, Ohio with Pastor Greg Hyre officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Thursday from 10:00 AM until time of the services in the church.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Hospice of Darke County or the Castine Church of the Brethren.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.