Richard (Dick) Lemoine Wright
Richard Lemoine Wright (Dick), of Lebanon, Ohio, formerly of Chillicothe, Ohio, was born June 10, 1930 and received by God in Glory at the age of 90, on December 28, 2020, at Miami Valley Hospital following a brief unexpected stay. Richard was surrounded in love by many, as he was peacefully promoted to Heaven. He was predeceased by Vivian Lucille (Cravens) Wright, also known as Sue, his loving wife of 67 years. They had been childhood sweethearts and married March 25, 1951. We can only imagine they are holding hands and dancing, once again in Heaven.
Richard and Vivian Wright were blessed with six surviving children (five daughters and one son) and their spouses: Beth (Alton) Womack, Juanita Jane Wright-Combs, Robin (Robert) Hostetler, Mariruth (Ron) Montemurro, Richard L. Wright and Rebecca (Scott) Harshman; Thirteen Grandchildren; Twenty-Two Great Grand Children; one Great-Great Grandson and many loved cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Richard and Vivian Wright spent many happy years in Chillicothe with their loved ones. Richard is preceded in death by his two brothers and one sister and their spouses: Daniel L. Wright, Sr. (Doris), Walter W. Wright (Shirley), Mariruth A. (Russell) Price.
Richard was a Veteran and served in the United States Army and Air Force Reserves and National Guard. Having served his country well he retired in 1995 at a Rank of Captain with full retirement. Richard was employed by the N&W and B&O Railroad while in Chillicothe. Richard was employed by the Mead Paper Company in Chillicothe. Richard was Postmaster at the Ada, Dunkirk, Dayton, and Gilbert Ave. location and retired with pension. He was an Ordained Pastor in the United Methodist Church and Captain in the Salvation Army ministry. He was proud that he ranked as Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 12 Chillicothe, Ohio. He was a member of the United Methodist Church Association. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and he was a Knights of Templar. He enjoyed nights out dancing with his wife. He loved reading the newspaper and drinking coffee at mom and pop shops. He loved to play and watch sports, especially Ohio State, Cincinnati Reds, and Bengals.
Private visitation and funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 in the FAWCETT OLIVER GLASS AND PALMER FUNERAL HOME. A public graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday in Greenlawn Cemetery with military rites by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Pastor Dale Endres of the Metropolitan Harvest Church of God will officiate both services. Social distancing and the wearing of masks in requested. The funeral service will be live streamed on the funeral home website (www.fawcett-palmer.com) at 1:00 pm on Tuesday. If the broadcast is interrupted for any reason, a video recording will be available.
The Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. His memorial register is available at www.fawcett-palmer.com.
Richard never knew a stranger, and if someone needed a smile, he gave them his.
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