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Richard L. “Dick” Cope
Richard L. “Dick” CopeCowboy HatRichard L. “Dick” Cope, 86 of Marysville, died Thursday December 30, 2021 at his home.

He was born November 9, 1935 in Winona to the late Willard and Esther (Bricker) Cope, he was also preceded in death by his former wife Pat Cope.

Dick grew up on a dairy farm then passed on the values of good work ethic, integrity & using resources wisely.  He was a 1953 graduate of the Salem High School, and was an active member of its’ Alumni Assn. He then graduated from the Ohio State University in 1957 with degrees in Agronomy and Animal Science.  While at OSU he was part of their General Livestock Judging Team and the Meat Judging Team, also the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. Dick kept in touch with many of the guys from this time. He served our country in the United State States Army and demonstrated pride and patriotism for our country through all of his years.

Dick worked for Producers Livestock for 38 years as a Cattle Livestock Broker / Sales Manager. He was instrumental with the Tele Auctions, he truly lived the life of a cattleman where he developed many life long friendships & he was a Cowboy at heart. He had belonged to the Ohio, Virginia, WV, North and South Carolina Cattlemen’s Associations. He had also been the manager for the commercial cattle at the Ohio State Fair.

He enjoyed his time at the Turkey Foot Campground at Indian Lake & Boating. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking care of his horses and was an avid gun lover and member of the NRA & National Association for Gun Rights.

He belonged to the Moose Lodge at Indian Lake #1533 and Marysville #1651, Eagles Lodge #3506, Marysville and American Legion Post 368, Prospect.

Dick was a cancer survivor.

Surviving are his children: Craig T. Cope of Richwood and Cherie (Dean Gray) Swindell of Columbus
Grandchildren: Kade (Mason) Cope, Wesley (Madison Thompson) Cope, Audrey Mae Cope, Camille (Evan) Bodiford and Francis Swindell
Great Granddaughter: Lily Annegelina
Two brothers: Alan Cope and Tom (Luanne) Cope both of Salem.

Funeral services will be held Saturday January 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Chaplain Tom Schwind will officiate, followed by Military Honors conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans. Burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the service beginning at 11 am at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758516 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Rona Penix
Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 6:25 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you!! Was sorry to hear of your dads passing.

#2 from: Harvey & Regina Jacobs
1100 N Carr rd ORRVILLE, 44667
Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 7:11 PM

Craig & Cherie and families, our Prayers to All of you for your loss of your father and a friend of ours… Even though we don’t see our friends as often as we would like, they are Always in our thoughts and prayers..Just knowing he is now at Peace and with your dear mother is a Comfort… Also it was A Special gift to us for you Cherie bringing him to help us celebrate our anniversary..👍👍🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻👵🏻👨🏻‍🦳

#3 from: Mike&Barb Brake
Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 7:47 PM

Sorry to read of Dick’s passing.  Did quite a bit of business with him when he was at Producers.  Again sorry for your loss.

#4 from: Cherie
Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 12:07 PM

Dad, with the passing of time, and as I grew in age, my appreciate for you never ceased to grow. You were such a strong man, determined, and a fighter against many health concerns that your were able to overcome. I love you, and will miss you deeply and always cherish my memories of you. I find comfort in Knowing of your salvation, and thank the good Lord above & that you are with him in a better place.      

#5 from: Brent & KIm Chapman
Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 12:47 PM

Our sympathies and prayers on the loss of your dad. May your memories carry you thru this tough time.

#6 from: Robin Lenox
Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 1:18 PM

So sorry for your loss. Thinking & praying for the family. Stu & Robin

#7 from: Jerry Moore
Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 1:17 PM

So sorry for your loss.

#8 from: David Fox
Batavia Ohio
Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 6:25 AM

I met Alan at Alpha Gamma Rho. He was one of the reasons I joined.

#9 from: Mike Thiergartner
Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 12:22 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss.  We worked with Dick for many years when we were feeding beef cattle in Milford Center.  He was a great to work with!

#10 from: Michele  Coder
Marysville, Ohio
Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 4:50 PM

Craig and Cherie,
I am so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

#11 from: Joe and Connie Isler
Sat, Jan 8, 2022 at 6:41 AM

Dealing with Dick made the cattle business good.  
He was a friend.

#12 from: Charles F. Parker
Sat, Jan 8, 2022 at 4:02 PM

Dick was a special friend during our days together
at Ohio State University---we were on the same
Animal Science Livestock Judging Team at OSU in 1956.

Dick was mild mannered and always positive and
friendly---extend my special thought to his brothers and family.

#13 from: Clint Reese
Raleigh, NC
Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 7:47 PM

I worked for the NC Cattlemens for many years and spent many hours in person and on the phone with Dick. He was a honest and respected individual that was respected by cattle producers in our state. I was in Ohio just before Christmas to attend the funeral of my sister. I thought about Dick and some of the others who worked for Ohio Producers. I believe John Bricker was his uncle. My sincere condolences to the family and friends. ClintReese

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