Theodore Joseph Geelen, Sr. age 79 of Smithfield passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV with his loving children by his side. He was born on April 26, 1941 in Smithfield a son of John David and Blanche Harberger Geelen.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers: Harley and John Geelen; sister, Lilly Cale Geelen; ex-wife and mother of his children, Betty Lou Geelen.
Joe was an avid hunter and yard sale enthusiast. Joewas loved by many and will be missed dearly by all.
He is survived by six children: Joe Geelen and his wife Tina of Smithfield, Dave Geelen and fiancée Ruth Roby of Fairchance, Chris Wilson and fiancée Paul Hartman of Haydentown, Tracy Geelen of Fairchance, Jenny Geelen and fiancée David Miller of Fairchance, Jodi Keeder and her husband Jeff; special grandson, Ryan Geelen who made his home with Joe; grandchildren: T J, Christi Jo, Heather, Tera, Amanda, Kevin, Shayla, Emily, Mason, Jordan, Tiffany and David; twenty great grandchildren;; siblings: Pearl Holt, Beatrice Wolfe and her husband Jim, Ernest “Butch” Geelen; many nieces and nephews.
Joe’s family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Goldsboro Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., 21 E. Church Street, Fairchance, PA where his funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Chuck McLaughlin and Pastor Allen Ellsworth officiating.
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