John Curtis Chitwood

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John Curtis Chitwood Jr., 71 of Danville, died January 16, 2018. Born December 9, 1946 in McCreary County, he was the son of the late Mildred Irene Strunk and John C. Chitwood Sr. John was an avid basketball player, attended McCreary County schools and was a 1964 graduate of Danville High School. and earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky. John taught history at Boyle County High School and was a farmer, horseman and friend to many. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Beth Thomas. Survivors include a son, John D. Chitwood, two nieces, Melissa Thomas and Alison, a nephew, Terry Thomas and many close friends. The funeral service will be 7 p.m., Monday at Stith Funeral Home, Danville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., prior to the service. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, at the Pine Knott Cemetery. The online guestbook is available at John C. Chitwood Jr. Visitation:  4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2018 Stith Funeral Home, Danville Funeral:   7 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2018 Stith Funeral Home, Danville Burial:     Pine Knott Cemetery, Pine Knott, Kentucky Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

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  1. Longtime friend, for some reason he put up with. I\’ll miss him and his smile and that twinkle in his eyes. Fly home my friend.

  2. John was known to his elementary classmates as “Johnny Biy.” His mother was our first grade teacher. We enjoyed our friendship with Johnny. He was a lot of fun.

  3. So sorry to hear of Johnnys passing. I was out of town and just heard about his passing Tuesday. I grew up in streamland in Danville and Johnny and his parents lived down the street. I always looked up to Johnny and his parents would take me to all tha Danville away games to watch him play. Johnny always made time for me and use to take me around in his car. His family was always so gracious to me and his brother in law Charles Thomas gave me a job in the summer months around my baseball schedule to make some extra money. Great times with a great family and a close friend in Johnny. I think about those times often.

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