BARTON — Thurman Gladstone Kitzmiller, 83, of Bartlett St., Barton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland.
Born Feb. 20, 1929, in Mount Storm, W.Va., he was the son of the late Stephen and Irene (Miller) Kitzmiller. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Brant Kitzmiller and two brothers, Kenny Kitzmiller and Bob Kitzmiller.
Mr. Kitzmiller was a United States Army veteran, having served during World War II as a tank destroyer crewman. He received the World War II Victory Medal. He was retired from Upper Potomac River Commission, having been assistant operator and a truck driver. Mr. Kitzmiller was a member of the Barton United Methodist Church, a member of Barton American Legion 189, and a member of Queens Point V.F.W. 6775. He was a faithful union member, holding memberships in the Teamsters Local 453, Operating Engineers Local 37, and the Textile Union 1874, Celanese. He was very patriotic and always flew the American Flag. He was also a Nascar fan and was a staunch democrat.
He leaves behind his wife, Estella Mae (Porter) Kitz-miller; two sons, Darrell Kitzmiller, of Barton and Lewis Kitzmiller and wife Beverly, of New Creek, W.Va.; two daughters, Cheryl Muir and husband Jim, of Virginia Beach, Va. and Peggy Kitzmiller, of Sterling, Va.; one brother, Dale Kitzmiller, of Baltimore and two sisters, Donna Rush and husband Reid, of Rawlings and Judy Kitzmiller, of Keyser, W.Va. He is also survived by six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He loved them all dearly.
Friends and family will be received at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The Barton American Legion will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Friday at 7 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted in the Boal Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Carl Cowan officiating.
Interment will be in Mt. View Cemetery, Moscow Mills.
Condolences may be sent to the family at boalfh.com.