Sherman Joe Chitwood, 84, of Summerfield, OK, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013, in Summerfield. He was born January 30, 1929, in Poteau to Omer and Maude(Kelly) Chitwood. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Corp., a poultry farmer, rancher and jack of all trades. Joe was also a member of Heavener Masonic Lodge #154 and was a Shriner.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents; a son Mike Chitwood and his brother Kelly Chitwood.
He is survived by his wife of 61years, Iva Lea, of the home; two sons, Steve Chitwood and wife Denise of Wister and Joey Chitwood and wife Diane of Hodgen; three sisters Eileen Camp and husband George of CA., Glenda Chitwood of CA, and Wanda Whitt of Red Oak; four grandchildren, Cody Chitwood and wife Vinda, Joely Branscum and husband Jeremy, Billy Chitwood and wife Nikki, and Stevie Chitwood and wife Jenny; twelve great grandchildren and a host of other family friends and loved ones.
Pallbearers will be Cody Chitwood, Stevie Chitwood, Jeremy Branscum, Gary Mead, Roger Mead and Bobby Mead.
Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Hodgen United Methodist Church, Hodgen, OK, with Bro. Sam Dyer officiating. Interment will follow at Heavener Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home Poteau. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com