In Memory Of
03/09/1924 - 05/17/2012
Morris E. Chitwood, 88, of Unionville, passed away on Thursday at his residence. Morris was born on March 9, 1924 in Bloomington and was the son of Winfred and Leone (Young) Chitwood.
Morris graduated from Bloomington High School. After graduation he joined the United States Army where he served in World War II as a Sergeant. After the war he attended Indiana University where he was an All American Wrestler and finished second in the NCAA’s in 1946. He wrestled in the Olympic Trials Finals in 1948. Morris worked 25 years for Sarkes Tarzian where he built towers, then worked for 18 years as Maintenance Supervisor for MCCSC. He was a member of the First United Church, he was an I-Man and loved to fish, be outdoors, gardening and his greatest love was for his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Morris is survived by his wife Leona G. (Bush) Chitwood. Morris and Leona would have been married 66 years on June 22nd. He is also survived by his children Greg Chitwood (Mary) of Unionville, Maureen Chitwood (Jack McMahan) of McCordsville, IN, and Laura G. Bale (Lon) of Sedalia, CO. Also surviving are his grandchildren Clinton Chitwood (Bridgette) and Amanda Chitwood and great grandchildren Tucker Chitwood, Hunter Chitwood and Henry Cain, and his brother Irwin P. Chitwood of Ellettsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Marion Chitwood.
Services will be 10 am Tuesday May 22, 2012 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street. Entombment will follow the service at Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Visitation for Morris will be on Monday May 21, 2012 from 6-8 pm at The Funeral Chapel.