"Tim" Baltzell, 63, of Celina passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021
at Grand Lake Healthcare Center.
his two sons, Craig (Mandy) Fisher and Tom (Renee) Fisher, both of
Celina; his mother, Hilda (Heinrichs) Fisher, Celina; three sisters,
Lynn (Bob) Eischen, Celina, Shelly (Bill) Evans, South Carolina and Jill
(Tom) Knapke, Celina; a brother, Danny Fisher, Delphos, Ohio; a
brother-in-law, Bob Kinnison, Celina; his ex-wife, Deborah Fisher,
Bradenton, Florida; and six grandchildren, Hunter (Britany Steinbrunner)
Lynch, Caroline, Gavin, Charlie, Colson and Weston Fisher.
He is also preceded
in death by his father, Thomas Fisher; and his sister, Bec Kinnison.
Doug was a 1974
graduate of Celina Senior High School. He worked at Mersmans in Celina
and most recently he was a forklift operator at De Ruijter International
Doug was a huge
sports fan and enjoyed watching the Buckeyes, Steelers and most of all
he liked watching all of his grandchildren play sports. He loved his
family and will be missed by all.
A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Cisco Funeral Homes in Celina.
Cisco Funeral Homes
of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Doug and his family.
He was born December 9, 1939, in Mercer County, the only child of the late
Jesse Sr. & Frances (Hurless) King.
Jess married the love of his life, Mary Joyce Hammonds, on December 23, 1973.
She survives, along with his children: Sandy (Alyson Young) Powalski of Scotland, Jesse King of Celina, and Jessica "Jetty" (Jimma) Matejek of Nashville, Tennessee, step-daughters: Debra Gossett (Robert) Gonzalez, Sheryl Gossett Whitacre, Mimi Gossett (Sam) Hammond, Gina Gossett (John) Dresher, and Tina Gossett (Shawn) Daisy, all of Celina, 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, sisters-in-law: Georgia (Jim) Highley of Celina and Diana Hammonds
of Indiana, and the Barnhart Family cousins from Van Wert, as well as his beloved singing dog, Tiny Bodine King.
Preceding him in death were daughters: Janice King Brandon and Valda King Martin, grandson, Justin Duane King, brother-in-law, Bobby Hammonds, and son-in-law, Chip Whitacre.
A 1957 graduate of Rockford High School, Jess served with the U.S. Army, having
been stationed in Germany. He attended The Lighthouse Fellowship Church, and
had been a member of VFW Post #5713 and Moose Lodge #1473, all in Celina.
Jess was the Founder and Pastor of the World Deliverance Church, and founded
the Country Gospel Coffee House, both in Celina. "Big Jess" had had many jobs
in the area, and later was an owner/operator truck driver. He retired from MMS
Trucking of Springfield, where he had worked as an over-the-road driver.
Known as "The Music Man", Jess was very talented, and could play a number of
instruments. He loved playing his guitar and singing with his wife, Mary Joyce.
Jess had performed with several area bands over the years in the Tri-State area
and also Canada. Jess King and the Kingsman and Jess King and Country Gospel,
were two of his better-known groups. The former Edgewater Park Dance Hall,
along Grand Lake in Celina, was a popular venue for his bands.
Jess enjoyed fishing, cooking, riding his golf cart and many motorcycles, loved
to tell a joke, and was quite the prankster.
Calling Hours will be held at the Lighthouse Fellowship Church, 817 N. Sugar St.
in Celina, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 6, with Memorial Services
to immediately follow, starting at 4:00. Pastor Tony Richmond will officiate.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Fellowship Church.
Condolences can be expressed to the King family at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com
Arrangements are under the direction of
W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.
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