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.