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Olin Ernest Rumfield
Olin Ernest Rumfield 74 of Lakeland FL formerly of Chillicothe went to be with Jesus, Wednesday, November 17, 2021. He was born June 25, 1947 in Highland County, OH the son of the late Ernest Olin and Jessie (Knisley) Rumfield.
Olin is survived by his wife of, 53 years, Telytha "Tice" (Minney) Rumfield; his children Amanda (Scott) Stewart of Chillicothe and Olin Ernest “Ernie” (Brandy) Rumfield, Jr. of Lakeland, FL; grandchildren Zach (Samantha) Rumfield and Taylor Sue McKenzie Rumfield; a great granddaughter Avery Rumfield all of Lakeland, FL; six step grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren and one due in February 2022; three brothers Roy Rumfield of Canyon Lake Texas, Robert Rumfield of Hillsboro, OH and Roger (Carolyn) Rumfield of Bainbridge, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
Olin was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother Charles Rumfield, sister Millie Houser, brother Jim Rumfield and his wife Carolyn, sisters-in-law Waukera and Norma Rumfield and his father and mother in-law John Minney and Ruby Minney.
Olin was a 1965 graduate of Paint Valley High School and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War where he earned a purple heart and bronze star. A few years after returning from Vietnam he started working for the Chillicothe Telephone Co. and continued with Horizon for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2005. Olin was a member of the American Legion Post 14 and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting deer, mushrooms, and ginseng. He also enjoyed growing any kind of flower, fruit or vegetable.
Funeral services will be held 1 pm Friday November 26, 2021 at the Smith-Moore-Ebright Funeral Home, Bainbridge with Rev. Dane Knapp and Ernie Rumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Twin Township Cemetery with military honors by the Ross County Honor Guard. Friends may visit with Olin's family from 11 am until the time of service.
Tice, Mandy and Ernie, I am so very sorry to hear of Olin's passing. He was a one-of-a-kind! Over the years of getting to know him I went from being unsure to realizing he had an awesome, dry sense of humor. He was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone and his family was his pride and joy. I'm glad I was able to be an "adopted" part of the family. I know he will be greatly missed.
Mitzi Nov 28 2021 10:18 AM
So sorry to hear of the passing of Olin . With deepest sympathy.
Bob Rhodes Nov 28 2021 8:14 AM
Tice and kids, so very sorry for your loss. What a great guy and friend. He and Terry are probably sharing phone company stories and laughing up a storm. Our family sends hugs and prayers. I wish I could tell you the hurt will go away but it doesn't. With God's help you learn to cope. Love you all.
Denise Kern and family Nov 26 2021 7:36 PM
Rice, Ernie I'm so sorry I couldn't make it today to Olins calling or funeral. You all have my thoughts and prayers. We have lost a really great man. My heart breaks for you all.
Virgil Search Nov 26 2021 6:50 PM
Heaven just got brighter! I had the pleasure of working with Olin for 20 years. May God Bless and comfort the Rumfield Family.
Tim Ault Nov 26 2021 7:48 AM
Tice & family, Please accept our families deepest sympathies. My dad, Lloyd thought the world of Olin and what one of them didn't think of, the other one did.. They were both something else.. He will be sadly missed by many, and fondly remembered by anyone that knew him. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin Prickett Nov 25 2021 11:21 AM
Tice, so sorry to learn of your husband's passing. Sending love and prayers for comfort old friend. May his memory be a blessing. Love, Becky Detty
Rebecca Detty Nov 24 2021 1:02 PM
So sorry to hear of the loss of a former neighbor and co-worker. Prayers for the family.
Carolyn Donahue Nov 24 2021 7:56 AM
Sorry for your loss.Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Joe L Matthews Nov 23 2021 7:37 PM
Sorry to hear of Olin's passing,he is going to be missed,our condolences
Donald and Sandra Vandemark Tucson,Arizona Nov 23 2021 7:11 PM