Harold Leroy “Curly” Defibaugh, 92, of Hollansburg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, August 26, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
He was born in Lynn, Indiana, on August 6, 1928, the son of Russell Earl and Jessie Marie Phillips Defibaugh.
Curly retired from Kaiser Agricultural Chemical. He had worked earlier in life as a farmer and at the Palestine Exchange. He also drove a school bus for many years. He served as the Harrison Township Trustee for 26 years and formerly served on the Darke County Sheriff’s Patrol. He enjoyed the outdoors all of his life and spent many years hunting coon, coyotes, fox, deer as well as fishing. He mowed lawns after his retirement and was a fixture in Hollansburg, waving to passersby from his front porch swing.
Curly will be missed by his wife, the former Martha Holzapfel; his children, Mickie & Duane Brim, Marjorie Defibaugh, Connie Miller; Martha’s children, Michelle & Marc Flood, Mark & Toni Holzapfel, Jim & Lorraine Holzapfel; 9 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
Curly was preceded in death by his parents; son, Lloyd Harold Defibaugh; step-grandson, Dustin Mote; sisters, Freda Fullerton and Betty Harris; brothers, Bob Defibaugh, Bill Defibaugh and Earl Defibaugh.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1, in Green Mound Cemetery in New Madison, Ohio.
Memorial contributions are encouraged for Tri-Village Rescue, 320 North Main Street, New Madison, OH 45346.
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