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Kermit Ray Poston

June 27, 1932 ~ August 23, 2020 (age 88)

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Kermit Ray Poston, age 88 of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at The Laurels of Defiance.   
He was born on June 27, 1932 to the late Solomon and Carrie (Sluss) Poston in Scott County, Virginia. On April 5, 1952 he married Violetta (Donahue) Poston, who resides in Defiance. 
Ray was a member of Second Baptist Church in Defiance. He worked for over twelve years at SK Handtools until his retirement in 1978. He enjoyed woodworking, doing yard work, and hunting. Ray was always "tinkering" on something, and he always stayed busy. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Ray is survived by his loving spouse of 68 years, Violetta Poston of Defiance, his three daughters, Sandra (Richard) Blevins of Whitesburg, TN, Deborah Price, and Rita (Tom) Weaner, all  of Defiance. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, his brothers, Bill (Bobbie Jo) Poston of Defiance, and Don (Dorothy) Poston of Coeburn, VA, and his sister, Martha Helbert of Castlewood, VA. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and one brother.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A Private funeral service will be held for immediate family, with Rev. Max Begley officiating. Burial will take place at Myers Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice, or The American Cancer Society / Breast Cancer Research. Online condolences can be given at


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August 26, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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