Theodore "Ted" A. Offutt, 64, passed away Sunday (Aug. 27, 2017) at the Genesis Healthcare Tygart Center in Fairmont.
He was born Sept. 4, 1952, in Fairmont, a son of the late James Roscoe and Arizona West Offutt.
He is survived by his wife of four years, Crystal Wolfe Offutt.
Ted was a member of the Barrackville United Methodist Church. He was a 1970 graduate of East Fairmont High School, a 1975 graduate of Fairmont State College with a B.A. in education, a 1977 graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy and a 1982 graduate of the FBI National Academy.
He served for more than 28 years with the Fairmont Police Department, where he served as a patrolman, detective, sergeant, FBI Organized Crime Task Force, lieutenant, chief detective and Fairmont chief of police until his retirement in 2004. He then became director of the Marion County Community Corrections Day Report Center for more than seven years until his retirement March 31, 2017.
Ted also served as adjunct instructor with Fairmont State University in the Criminal Justice Program, and as a substitute teacher with the Marion County Board of Education. He was the owner and operator of JKT Cheat Lake Pizza N Pasta LLC. He had previously coached junior high basketball and football, Little League baseball, IUE Rockets football, as well as serving as president of the West Virginia Pop Warner Football.
Ted was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the West Virginia Chapter IACP, the FBI National Academy Associates, Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Fraternal Order of Police and the American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO.
In addition to his wife, Ted is survived by his children, Staci Offutt and her husband Jaron Feldman of Pittsburgh, Natalie Rose Torti and her husband Michael of Pittsburgh and Matthew Offutt of Fairmont; his grandchildren, Penelope Rose Feldman and Eloisse Julieta Feldman; a stepson, Keifer Crossland of Fairmont; brothers, Jimmy Offutt and his companion Mary Rizzio of Fairmont, David Offutt of Fairmont and Ronnie Offutt of Fairmont; his sisters, Carolyn Prince of West Virginia, Connie Offutt of Ohio, Candy Hatfield of West Virginia and Sharon Coffman and her husband Danny of Alabama.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Thomas Offutt.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mattes and Dr. Auber of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, as well as the doctors and staff of the Genesis Healthcare Tygart Center for the excellent care they provided to Ted the past several weeks.
Friends and family may call from 10-11 a.m. today at the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home with Reverend Stephanie Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Fairmont.
Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on August 29, 2017