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Junior Gaffin

Junior Gaffin age 81 years of West Union, Ohio died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Mercy Anderson Hospital. Junior was born on September 20, 1936 the son of the late Delbert A. and Gladys Gaffin Sr.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Gay Gaffin, two sisters Ruth Dryden, June Beedle, and brother John Robert Gaffin. Survivors include four daughters Angie Ward of West Union, OH; Tina Gaffin of Eastgate, OH; Margaret McClanahan and Jeff of West Union, OH; Bethany Green and Cody of West Union, OH; brother Russell Gaffin and Kay of West Union, OH; sister Joyce Moore and Bob of Hillsboro, OH; five grandchildren Brooke Boldman, Madyson McClanahan, Gabriel McClanahan, T.J. Green, Dallas Green, and one great-grandson Mason Fleshman.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Thompson- Meeker Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Kirker Cemetery, with military graveside services by the Adams County Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. the day of the service.


  1. He had a way of making people laugh and smile. He was loved by many people and still is. His time on earth he touched the hearts of many. He’s now in heaven as where such a good and happy soul belongs. Rest In Peace Junior.

  2. I was a neighbor to the Gaffin family through out my high school days. What a wonderful family, Junior and I rode the school bus together, as did his sister Joyce and brother Russell. He was a good friend and neighbor, now he is at rest with the family members that have gone on to heaven before him. The angels are singing and God is rejoicing to have Junior in heaven, spreading joy and happiness.

  3. Jr was a good and loyal friend for many years. He was kind to all he met. I know he is in heaven where all good people go. My heart felt sympathy is with his family who he loved dearly. I will miss him and remember our friendship for I have lost my dear friend.

  4. It was an honor knowing Junior. A very amazing man. Was sadden hearing of his passing. Thoughts and prayers to his family. May you rest in heaven Junior

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