Billy "Joe" Dettrow, 52, of Van Wert passed away at 3:57 AM on Monday, April 12, 2021 at his residence.
Joe was born on October 29, 1968, in Van Wert, the son of Merl and Dorothy (Smith) Dettrow.
Joe was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked in maintenance at the Van Wert Moose Lodge and Black Angus and drove for Greve Chrysler in Van Wert.
Joe was a member of the Van Wert American Legion and Van Wert Moose Lodge. He enjoyed bowling, NASCAR and sports, especially the Purdue Boilermakers. Joe also umpired Little League baseball for over 25 years.
Surviving are his parents, Merl and Dorothy; his fiance`, Trisha Darst; three sons, Trey and Griffin Dettrow of Kalida, Ohio and Chase Dettrow of Ohio; three daughters, Courtney Ramsey of Ft Wayne, Emiley Dettrow and Abbey Dettrow both of Decatur, Indiana; his three grandchildren, Baylen Meier-Ramsey, Bryson Thompson and Bowynn Ramsey; and three brothers, Norm (Deb) Dettrow and Jim (Trish) Dettrow both of Van Wert, and Jason (Kelly) Dettrow-Burns of Convoy.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with Rev. Jim Burns, officiating. Military services will immediately follow at the funeral home.
Visitation is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.
Flower and memorial keepsake orders may be directed to The Secret Garden in Convoy.
To share in Joe's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.