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Richard E. “Dick” Reese
Richard E. “Dick” ReeseFlagRichard E. “Dick” Reese, age 69 of Richwood died Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at OSU Medical Center.  He was born July 12, 1940 in Oak Hill to the late Howard E. and Lavaria (Smith) Reese.

On August 17, 1962 he married the former Barbara A. Ross in Jeffersonville, Indiana and she survives.

He was an active member of Richwood First Baptist Church; Past Master at Mt. Carmel Lodge #303 F & AM and member of Hiram Lodge #18 F & AM.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army based at Ft. Knox where he was a cook at headquarters and had also served as an M. P.  He worked as a machine operator at Denison Abex (now Parker Hanna) for 41 years, during which time he was a Richwood police officer for 9 years and also worked for Richwood Realty for 8 years.   Dick was a very loving husband and devoted father who loved his family deeply.  He loved fishing and hunting and was an excellent marksman with a pistol.  He and his wife Barb loved to travel, having been to most of the United States.  He enjoyed working outdoors, taking care of his lawn and flowerbeds.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Christopher E. (Adrienne) Reese, Richwood; two grandchildren, Dylan and Lillian; a foreign exchange student who he considered a daughter, Camilla Christensson, Glumslöv, Sweden; three brothers, William Reese, Richwood; Robert Reese, Marion; Gary Reese, Richwood; two sisters, Sue (Jake) Sarver, Richwood; Cindy Reese, Richwood.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 5, 2010 at 12 noon in the Richwood First Baptist Church where friends may call from 10 to 12.  Pastor Brian Moser will officiate.  Masonic services will be held just prior to the funeral.  Burial will take place on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Claibourne Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Richwood Area Veterans.

Memorial gifts may be made to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or Richwood First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 101 East Ottawa Street, Richwood, OH  43344.

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#1 from: Pastor Brian
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Dick was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. I am so thankful for the time I was able to spend with him getting to know him and working and serving with him at First Baptist Richwood.  My heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to Barb and the entire family.

#2 from: Amanda Crevison
Columbus ohi
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 11:18 PM

  We are so sorry to hear about your loss.  Dick was a great man. Great friend to my late father Robert Lehman. You and Your Family are in our Prayers.

#3 from: Joe Rhea
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 11:37 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. He was a great friend. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will surely miss him in our community and in lodge.

#4 from: Marla Bruns
Columbus Ohio
Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 7:45 PM

It was a pleasure caring for Mr. Reese and I am shocked to learn of his passing.  I am lucky to have met him and his wonderful family.  I appreciate the opportunity to care for this special man.  All my best wishes and prayers to the Reese family. -MBB

#5 from: Debra Webb-Shelton & the family of Royal & Maxine Webb of near Essex.
Marion, OHIO
Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 7:47 PM

 Having moved away from the area upon graduation from NU in 1973, I was always in awe when I would be asked where I hailed from.. Upon saying Richwood, OHIO, I then would be asked if I knew the Reese family.. the Reese's from Richwood, yes...several brothers, a large family.  I'm expressing condolences for the loss of "Dick" Reese and to a family whose name stretches far and wide. A name my parents spoke very highly of as I was growing up near Richwood, OHIO!

#6 from: Laura L Perkins
Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Dear Barb, Chris, Adrienne, Dylan, & Lillian,
It was my honor and priveledge to have known Dick and I am a better person for having known him.  Our family will miss him greatly and are so sorry for you in this time of sorrow.

#7 from: Amanda Moser
Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 11:21 AM

I only had the honor and priveledge to know Dick for just a little over a year but what an impact he made on my life. I will never forget how he cheated at Uno and the look on his face when he was going to bomb you with a draw 4, the great cups of coffee he made, and how he gave us the quickest tour in history of the church our first time here. Dick was more than a friend he was family and he will truly be missed.

#8 from: Tom Taylor
Englewood Florida
Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 1:04 PM

I worked with Dick for 21 years at Denison and found him to be a great co-worker.  He was always so neat in his appearance.  Very dependable and just an all around great fellow to be around.  He'll be missed alot.  My family and myself wish to convey our deepest sympathy to all of Dick's family.

#9 from: Sondra Strahm & Family
Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Barb & Chris,
   I am very sorry for your loss. I know it has been several years since I last saw you, but I remember how wonderful you guys always were to my family and I. Dick was a great man.

#10 from: Joann Brown
Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Dear Barbara and Chris
    I was very sorry to hear of Dick passing.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Chris, Joe sends his condolences to both you and your mother.  
           Joann Brown and Joe Jezerinac

#11 from: Joyce Mathys
21628 ST. RT. 47 West Mansfield,  Ohio
Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 9:15 AM

I was so sorry to hear of Dick passing away.  I know it is a hard time for you and your family, but I have called your name out in prayer and I am trusting the Lord to comfort you and strengthen you.

#12 from: Jenny Boudrow  (Burkholder)
East Liberty Ohio
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Dear Barb:
I am so sorry to read in Marysville Newspaper of Dick's death.  I remember good times Clare and I shared with both of you on our Motorcylce ventures. You both were very special to us and we appreciated your strong support as Chapter Directors.  I will be praying for you and your family during these difficult times ahead.

Jenny Burkholder Boudrow

#13 from: Sandy Gaver
Mechanicsburg, OH
Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 9:28 AM

Dear Barb,
I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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