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.