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Obituary for Richard Lee Chestnutwood

Richard Lee Chestnutwood, 86 of Westfield Center, Ohio passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at his home following a short illness.
He was born March 5, 1931 in Sandusky, Ohio to Clarence and Pearl (Miller) Chestnutwood.
He graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1949, and later served with the Ohio National Guard.
Richard was the President and Owner of Portage Packaging, Inc. in Kent, OH.
He was a member and Past King Lion of the Kent Lions Club, a 56-year member of the Fremont Elk’s Club #169, where he served as Exalted Ruler, was very active with youth baseball and the Knothole League in Fremont, and an avid supporter of Cloverleaf School Athletics. He was also a supporter and cheerleader for his grandchildren and great grandchild.
Richard had served on the Westfield Center Zoning and Planning Board, and attended Leroy United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife Betty Lou (nee Atwater), to whom he married on Nov. 26, 1950;
Children, Rick (Sheri) Chestnutwood of Kent
Scott (Bunny) Chestnutwood of Tifton, GA
Mark (Terri) Chestnutwood Bloomington, of Indiana
Amy (Tom) Detwiler of Westfield Center
8 Grandchildren, Jon, Ryan, Morgan and Matt Chestnutwood
Anna (Brent) Sayers
Michael (Jess) Detwiler
Drew and Taylor Detwiler
1 Great-Granddaughter, Stella Detwiler
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Ellen Preston, and brothers Jack, Bob, Clarence Jr., and Thom.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 29, at 11:00 AM at the Leroy United Methodist Church, 7 Park Circle, Westfield Center, OH.
Pastor Robin Dillon will officiate.
Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Rd., Medina, OH 44256.
Online condolences may be shared at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com .


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Visitation

Saturday

29

Jul

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Leroy United Methodist Church

7 Park Circle
Westfield Center, OH 44251

Service

Saturday

29

Jul

11:00 AM
Leroy United Methodist Church

7 Park Circle
Westfield Center, OH 44251


Memorial Contribution

Hospice of Medina County

5075 Windfall Road Medina, OH 44256

Leroy United Methodist Church

7 Park Circle
Westfield Center, OH 44251
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