John Paul Chitwood
June 24, 1935 – April 4, 2019
John Chitwood, 83, of Van Buren, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019. He was born June 24, 1935 in Dyer, to the late Jewell and Martha Bowlin Chitwood. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict, and was a member of the Dyer United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jerie Chitwood
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of the home; four stepsons, Keenan Winters and Shannon Winters, both of Uniontown, Jason Stamps of Wasilla, Alaska, and Darren Stamps of Van Buren; a sister Ruth Coleman of Dyer; a niece, Donna Staton of Dyer; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial graveside service with Military Honors will be 10:00 am Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Dyer Cemetery Arbor. Cremation and services are under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
- Memorial Graveside Service Tuesday, April 9, 2019