Paul Dewey Chitwood, age 76 of Winfield, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. Born August 13, 1945, in Scott County, TN, he was the son of the late Albert and Cordelia Wright Chitwood.
Paul attended the Pine Grove Church his entire life, and a was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church for 66 years, making him one of two of the longest standing members. Paul gave his life to Jesus Christ at the age of ten at home while kneeling at the fireplace with his dad by his side.
He committed his life to serving Jesus Christ through traveling and singing gospel music. He sang with his sons and brother for the last 20 years of his life. He was truly one of the 'Faithful Few". Paul and Beverly Chitwood wrote a very special song "Look What I'm Trading For A Mansion" that has become a favorite gospel song nationwide.
Paul greatly enjoyed reading his Bible every morning, working outdoors, raising horses, and growing a large garden each year so that he could bless others by sharing the crop. Paul loved his family very much but what he loved most was serving Jesus Christ through song and telling others about Him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife: Beverly Chitwood; brother: Jack Chitwood; sister and brother-in-law: Rose Chitwood Crane and husband Marshall; sister-in-law: Melissa Chitwood; father-in-law: Rev. Linden Kidd; and brother-in-law: Jeff Kidd.
Paul is survived by his wife: Missy Kidd Chitwood and youngest son, Jared Chitwood; sons: Jonathon Chitwood and wife Tonia, Jeff Chitwood and wife Megan, and Jeremy Chitwood and wife Abby; grandkids: Ciara Chitwood, Tucker Chitwood, Josiah Chitwood, Jacey Chitwood, Havyn Chitwood, Holden Chitwood, Olivia Sergent and Cody Cox; great grandkids: Alexis Sergent, and Jaxson Sergent; brother: Joel Chitwood; sisters-in-law: Irene Chitwood of Winfield, Angie Henson and husband Jerry, and Tammy Merida and Randy, both of Ohio; brother-in-law: Doug Kidd and wife Sue of Kentucky; mother-in-law: Ann Kidd; and many other family members and friends.
Friends may visit with the Chitwood family on Friday, September 24, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until time of funeral service on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Winfield, TN, with Bro. Charles Goad, Bro. Mike Smedley, and Bro. Payton Slaven officiating. Music will be provided by the Chitwood Boys and the Pine Grove Baptist Church Choir.
Committal service will follow in the Jonathan Chitwood Cemetery in Winfield, TN.
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Paul Dewey Chitwood.
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