Joe A. Whittington, 77, of Ansonia, OH, passed away Saturday morning, August 29, 2015 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.
He was born September 19, 1937 in Ansonia, son of the late Kenneth and Mary F. (McGee) Whittington. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Travis Abel; a son-in-law, Kenny Peace; and his in-laws, Melvin and Geraldine Baumgardner.
Joe was a veteran of the US Marine Corps. He was retired from the Union City Body Company. A member of the Union City American Legion, he was an avid woodworker, gardener, and Bengals, Reds, and Ohio State fan.
Joe is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary (Baumgardner) Whittington, whom he married October 19, 1984; children, Jo Carole (Ronald) Rucker, Jill Newman, Jann Peace, Debbie Hammontree, Mike (Sharie) Hammontree, Cheryl (Kevin) Fraley, Bob (Chris) Klosterman, Jodie (Phillip) Turner, and Jackie Sease; grandchildren, Jeremy Hammontree, Nikole Baldridge, Eric (Angela) Newman, Brittni (Borrao) Newman, Delphus Peace, Alex Peace, Zachary (Sophie) Hammontree, Janae Hammontree, Jaimie (Cody) Anderson, Lindsay (Paul) Fraley, Nicholas Fraley, Mason and Allen Klosterman, Holly (Josh) Abel, Jordy (Jessica) Wolford, Tyler and Derrick (Amanda) Gump, P.J. and Kaytie Turner, Chelsey (Dustin) Shiverdecker, and Charlie Lane Shinn.
Great grandchildren, Travis Wolford, J.J. Wolford, Maddie Abel, Trevor Hiatt, Mathieu Baldridge, Jordan and Sophia Hernandez, Joseph and Jonathan Newman, Colt, Carly and Carsyn Anderson, Willis, Daisie, and Jace Shiverdecker; a sister, Marcia (Terry) Stammen; brothers, Jim (Susan) Whittington, and Mike (Colleen) Whittington; his little dog, Gracie; in-laws, Kay Camacho, Lucille (Boots) Breaden, Ervin Baker, Ron (Margaret) Baumgardner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 5 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Mark Gates officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Ansonia Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, September 4 from 5-7 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com