Cletus "Joe" Sellers

April 6, 1921 - January 16, 2019
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CLETUS “JOE” SELLERS ~ age 97, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Eaglewood Village in Springfield. Joe was born in Lafayette, Ohio on April 6, 1921 to the late Orrel D. and Rosa L. (Frazier) Sellers. He is survived by a sister, LaDonna (Jack) Hill of Lima, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a brother Carl Sellers, a twin sister, Chloe (Merl) Warner, two sisters, Helen Stanz and Dorothy (Stubby) Redinbo.

A devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather ~ Joe is survived by his wife, Marjorie J. Smith, whom he married on December 3, 1946 and they have celebrated 72 years of marriage together until his passing.

Joe is also survived by this three daughters, Vickie (Richard) Guider of Springfield; Mickie (Denny) Bayne of Springfield; Beckie (Bob) Flippo of North Augusta, SC; and two sons, Lary (Gloria) Sellers of Ellenboro, NC; Gary (Susan) Graymire of Phoenix, AZ. 16 grandchildren: Renae (Eric Gidley) Hardy; Stephanie (Scott) Grilliot; Shane (Jill) Guider; Troy (Jenny) Stachler; Stacy (Mace) Rood; Dawn (Pete) Flaherty; Stewart (Ryan) Bayne; Christine (Barry) Marshall; Jodi (Brad) Chamberlain; Jacob Brown; Sam (Robin) Savage; Joshua Hurley; Joseph (Ryan), deceased (Tamara) Savage; Jeff Sellers; Carie (Ronnie) Blevins; Jaime (Christopher Gill) Sellers; and 30 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

Joe was a US Army Veteran of WWII, serving overseas in the Battle of the Bulge. He had been employed by Ex-Cell-O/Air Foil Textron, Lima, Ohio, retiring in 1986 after 31 years. He was a member of the Lima VFW Post 1275 and its’ Cootie Organization, participating in many volunteer and public events.

Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating with all of his family. He was an excellent carpenter, making and helping out his children with numerous woodworking projects for their homes and families. After retirement, Joe and Marjorie enjoyed living in Fort Myers, FL for several years before returning to Ohio to be near their beloved children and grandchildren,

There will be no visitation and the family will have a private celebration of life and gravesite burial in the spring.

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Born: April 6, 1921
Died: January 16, 2019

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Ken Woode posted on 1/23/19

On behalf of Northridge UMC, Springfield, OH, and myself, we are honored that Joe was a part of our congregation and we express our deepest sympathies to the family in this time of grief and loss. Joe had a wonderful sense of humor and was a proud man of his service to his country. Joe also shared his woodworking talents with me, personally. One of which, a small church, sits inside the pulpit as I am reminded of Joe every Sunday. Our prayers are with the family and I would be honored to be a part of any celebration of life if the family so chooses. With Christ's love and prayers, Rev. Ken Woode, Northridge UMC, 4610 Derr Road, Springfield, OH 45503.