Pastor Don Chadwick, a resident of Warsaw, passed away just after 5 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. He was in his residence at the time of his death and was 74 years old.
Given the name Donald Michael Chadwick, he was born on June 7, 1944, in English, W. Va. He was the son of Buelah Chadwick. He spent his formative years in West Virginia, moving to Kosciusko County in his mid-teens. On May 8, 1993, he was united in marriage to Tina Fryfogle in Warsaw. Tina and their four children survive.
He loved people and rarely knew a stranger. He was called to minister as an Evangelist more than forty years ago and served as Pastor to Full Gospel House of Praise in Warsaw for the past 14 years. He was blessed with several talents and could play many musical instruments. More personally, he enjoyed watching professional basketball and shooting hoops with friends. He was a New England Patriots fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing. During quiet times, he found solace in studying scripture.
A list of survivors includes: wife of twenty-five years, Tina Chadwick of Warsaw; children, Donald Michael Chadwick, Jr. of Warsaw, Rachael Burris (husband, Brian) of Warsaw, Candace Dotson (husband, Deshawn) of South Bend and Trey Chadwick currently stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas; brothers: Doug Payne (wife, Catherine) of Packerton, Rocky Addair, Sr. (wife, Dawn) of Liberty Mills and Ron Hurley (wife, Phyllis) of Packerton; sisters, Claudia Brown (husband, Steve) of North Carolina and Rhonda Addair of Leesburg; six grandchildren and two individuals who he considered children, Frank Shepherd and Teresa Pastures. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beulah and an infant brother, Charles.
Friends may join family for visitation and viewing at God’s Highway to Heaven Church, 555 Weber Street, Warsaw, on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be in the Church on Friday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m. with gathering for one-hour prior. Reverend Bob Brown of God’s Highway to Heaven will lead the officiants. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Arrangements are with Titus Funeral Home; online condolences may be left at www.TitusFuneralHome.com.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Full Gospel House of Praise or God’s Highway to Heaven.