Eugene Russell ("Skeeter") Strausbaugh Jr.

Born: Fri., Apr. 1, 1955
Died: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

Family to do services at later date

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Eugene “Skeeter” Russell Strausbaugh Jr.

    Eugene “Skeeter” Russell Strausbaugh Jr., 63, of Chillicothe, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 1, 1955, in Chillicothe, the son of the late Eugene Russell and Mildred (Minor) Strausbaugh Sr.  

    Eugene is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Diane (Kight) Strausbaugh; children, Shasta (James) Lewis, Heidi (Jamie) Chaffin, Shane (Joni) Strausbaugh, Amber (Scott) Tilton, and Jake (Tiffany) Strausbaugh; grandchildren, Latisha Lewis, Trevor Lewis, Adrian Lewis, Jacey Chaffin, Tate Tilton, Waylon Strausbaugh (Turd Bird), and Alyssa Strausbaugh; sisters, Peggy Krc, Teresa (Dave) Adkins, Becky Strausbaugh, and Faithann (Carvel) Hertenstein; and numerous special nieces, nephews, and friends whom he cherished.

    Eugene thoroughly enjoyed horseback riding, camping, and hunting. Eugene will be deeply missed. The family would like to thank the Adena Hospice team for their immaculate care of Eugene during his illness including Candice Howell, Sherry Smith, Kelly, and Jamie.

    In accordance with Eugene’s wishes, cremation has been observed. A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston. Condolences can be made on Eugene’s online guest registry at

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Jack and Cindy Waltz
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. He was a great neighbor and a good friend. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Carvel annioaklie (faith) shawn and colten
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
We love and miss u uncle skeeter

Stephanie Stump
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time.

Teresa Adkins
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
Skeeter, Go rest high on that mountain,your time on earth is thru.Go live life with the angels our Mom and Dad.Tell them that I miss them and love them.I pray that you're at peace!Much to young to leave this earth...Love you!

George T Kepler
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
always liked Skeeter. Prayers for the families

Carla (White) Gambill
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
I'm very sorry for your lost , Diane and Jake and the rest of the family.

Jessica Wolfe
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. He truly was one of a kind. I'm sure Jake will keep my nick name alive that Gene gave me 25 years ago.

Peggy Bauer Reeser
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
To Becky and the family, so sorry for your loss. We had much fun back in the day with Skeeter(Schadle clan). Hoping you all find peace & comfort in the days ahead. God bless you all.🙏❤

Mark Wright
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
Sorry to hear. Long time friend. God bless you all.

Debbie MAGILL Stoneburner and Mike Stoneburner
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Diane so sorry for the loss of your husband and Teresa the loss of your brother. Very shocked to see this.

Beth Sommers Robbins
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
My deepest sympathy and condolences to Skeeter's family.

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