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Obituaries – 6/16/2020

David Smith

Dec. 25, 1938– June 8, 2020

David Franklin Smith, 81, of Ironton, passed at home, Monday, June 8, 2020.

Mr. Smith was retired from construction and a past member of Scott United Methodist Church.

He was born in Maysville, Kentucky on Dec. 25, 1938, to the late Robert Lee Smith Sr. and Goldie Belle Stewart Smith.

He is survived by his friend, Billie R. Day, of Ironton; his three daughters, Carol (Reginald) Baker, of Columbus, Anglia (Amos) Powell, of Dayton, and Mildred Smith, of Bradenton, Florida; two sons, Robert D. Jones, of Killeen, Texas and Eric D. Smith, of Winchester, Kentucky; and numerous grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

He is also survived by his sister, Opal Greene, of Maysville, Kentucky; three brothers, Charles Smith, Arvin Smith and Marvin Smith, all of North Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Frances A. Jones; two brothers, Robert Lee Smith Jr. and William Smith; and four sisters, Vivian Taft, Rannie Mae Jackson, Nadine Myrick and Judith Lofton.

A public visitation for David F. Smith will be held at the Knox and Brothers Funeral Home on Saturday from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. with a private service following for his immediate family.

A public committal service will follow the private service at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the Green Acres Cemetery, U.S. Highway 62, Maysville, Kentucky. Rev. Claude Taylor Commodore, Pastor of Scott United Methodist Church will officiate the services.

Condolences at knoxbrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Timothy Lester

May 22, 1951–June 8, 2020

 

Timothy Newton Lester, 69, of Ironton, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020, at Heartland of Riverview, South Point.

 

Timothy was born May 22, 1951, in Welch, West Virginia; a son to the late Orba F. and Charity (Bumgarner) Lester. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Ann McClellan Lester, whom he married Sept. 26, 1991.

 

Mr. Lester was a graduate of Fort Gay High School and attended Marshall University. He was a retired computer programmer.

 

Mr. Lester enjoyed astronomy, hunting, fishing, music and history. He was a member of Knight of Columbus and St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church in Ironton.

 

He is survived by daughter, Tammy Perry, of Chesapeake; son, Thomas “Tom” (Robin) Lester, of Clarksville, Tennessee; stepdaughter, Andrea “Andi” (Mark Farrow) Burton, of Ironton; sister, Debbie (Bill) Colvin, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; brother, Terry (Lee Ann) Lester, of Greensboro, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Bridgett Perry, Ivy Farrow, Ian Farrow, Sayde Lester, Caila Rix and Destin Rix; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him.

 

Graveside services will be 11 am. Saturday in Woodland Cemetery with the Father David Huffman officiating. To follow the procession to the cemetery, please be at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, by 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

 

To offer the Lester family online condolences, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

 

Keith Morrow

Sept. 25, 1955–June 14, 2020

 

Keith Wayne Morrow, 64, of Waterloo, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020, at his residence.

 

Keith was born Sept. 25, 1955, in Dayton, a son to the late Frank and Renee (Fisher) Morrow.

 

Keith attended Stebbins High School in Dayton, and was a self-employed contractor.

 

He enjoyed fixing and building things, and was a jack of all trades, who was always willing to help others.

 

Keith was of the Baptist faith.

 

He is survived by two daughters, Kasey (Jeremy) Dillman of Hollansburg, Kortney (Matt) Johnson, of New Lebanon; son, Kyle (Brittany) Morrow, of Greenville; two brothers, Chester Morrow, of Camden, and Bobby Morrow, of Minford; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces; special nephew, Joey Morrow and special friends of 20 years, Steve and Judy Neal.

 

A memorial service will be held at a later date and Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements.

 

To offer the Morrow family condolences, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

Larry Knipp

Larry Kenneth Knipp, 73 of Waterloo, went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 15, 2020.

 

He was the son of the late William Albert Knipp and Evelyn Jewel Addis Knipp.

 

Larry attended Blackfork School, served in the U.S. Navy, worked at Lone Star Cement and Knipp’s TV and was a member of Decatur Missionary Baptist Church.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Smith; sister-in-law, Ruth Banks; and brother-in-law, Jeff Miller.

 

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Agnes; four children, Kenneth (Stacy) Knipp, of Bainbridge, Kimberly (Clay) Settle, of Ashland, Kentuckky, Timothy (Mindy) Knipp, of Lancaster, and Amanda (Matt) Capper, of Willow Wood; a niece he thought of as a daughter, Christie (Matt) Ruthers, of Columbus; a brother, Dale (Carolyn) Knipp, of Ironton; a sister, Sandi Lewis, of Ironton; brothers-in-law, Don Smith, of Ironton, Don (Missy) Banks, of Ironton, and John (Shirley) Miller, of Grayson, Kentucky; sister-in-law, Karen Miller, of Waterloo; and many nieces and nephews.

 

He is also survived by ten grandchildren, who were the pride of his life, Elena and Emma Knipp, Hannah, Caleb, Samuel, Lydia, Eli and Andrew Knipp, and Aaron and Kaitlyn Capper.

 

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with Brother Tim Knipp and Brother Clay Settle officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, Waterloo.

 

Friends may call from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Decatur Missionary Baptist Church, 14769 State Route 93, Pedro, OH 45659. These donations will be sent to missionaries to further God’s work.

 

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.

 

Thea Short

Thea Jay “T.J.” Short, of Huntington, West Virginia, died on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

 

He is survived by his wife, Kristi Short.

 

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today with minister Jeff Garrett officiating at Norvey Avenue Church of Christ. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church.

 

Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at ehallfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Homer Chinn

Homer Kyle Chinn, 79, of Chesapeake, died on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Sanctuary of Ohio Valley, Ironton.

 

Graveside service will be held on 1 p.m. Thursday at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington, West Virginia.

 

Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at ehallfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Kimberly Walker

Kimberly Dawn Walker, 65, of Huntington, West Virginia, died on June 11, 2020, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia.

 

There will not be any services.

 

Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at ehallfuneralhome.com.