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Stanley R. “Ping” Meddles
Stanley R. “Ping” MeddlesNavyStanley R. “Ping” Meddles, 96 of Richwood, died Friday, May 13, 2022, at the Marion General Hospital.

He was born April 14, 1926, in Richwood to the late D. Ralph and Hazel Mildred (Karg) Meddles. He was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Alan Meddles, and a brother, Robert L. Meddles and a stepsister, Marian Fletch.

Ping served our country in the United States Navy during WW II. He was a past commander and member of the Baccarat American Legion Post #40 and Life-member of the Richwood VFW Post #870.

His career spanned over 35 years as a long distance truck driver. He was a long-time member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church. Ping loved playing golf here in Ohio and also in Florida where he and Phyllis enjoyed spending many winters. He also enjoyed Nascar and flying radio-controlled airplanes. He belonged to the Elks Lodge # 2661 and the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

Ping will be remembered for his warm personality, quick wit and ornery nature!

On April 27, 1947, in Gettsyburg, Ohio, he married Phyllis R. (Marsh). They shared life for 75 years. Phyllis survives along with their children Gary (Shari) Meddles of Marion, Karla (Mark) Riedy of Delaware and Sue (Dave) Browning of West Mansfield. There are also 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood. Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate, and burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery. There will be Military Honors given by the Richwood Area Veterans. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood First United Methodist Church, 18 South Fulton St. Richwood, OH 43344 and/or the American Legion Post #40, 20 North Franklin St Richwood, Ohio 43344.

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

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#1 from: Dave & Willa Amstutz
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 10:21 AM

To Phyllis and family. Sorry to hear of Stans passing. He was very proud of his family. I always enjoyed our conversations.  

#2 from: Beth Wood
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 10:45 AM

We were so sorry to hear of Ping’s passing! He was a gem. We have many memories of visits in Florida and Richwood.  I will miss the calls” Got any coffee?”  Love to Phyllis and family
Bill & Beth Wood

#3 from: Megan (Smith) Goodman
Germantown, MD
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 11:45 AM

It was always a joy talking to Ping. I’ll remember him always as a friendly face at Richwood First UMC growing up.

Thinking of Phyllis and the family.

Megan Smith Goodman

#4 from: johna nibert
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 11:59 AM

So sorry to hear of Ping's passing. Always remember his with a smile . My sympathy to Phyllis  and family
                   Johna Nibert

#5 from: Pat Krebehenne
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 12:00 PM

His fun ornery wit and big smile will be missed by all who knew him.  My love and sympathy to the family. Your faith family and friends will get you through. Cherish the great memories.

#6 from: Jerry Moore
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 12:29 PM

So sorry to hear of Pings passing. He was one of a kind.

#7 from: Suzanne Patterson
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 12:56 PM

I send much love and blessings to Phyllis and family. Ping was well loved and his orneryness was unique. I will miss his visits to Richwood First's office.

#8 from: Phyllis Cramer
2467 Lakes Dr., Deerfield Beach, Fl 33442
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 1:26 PM

Dear Phyllis & family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is not easy to bear, but your faith will ease the pain.  We will miss his hugs and smiles, letting us know he was glad to see us when visiting.  Take care Phyllis and know that our family is thinking of you and yours with love and prayer.

#9 from: Gary and Linda Shaw
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 1:30 PM

What a great loss, of a wonderful man. One of my late father, Bob Lenox, good friend.
Thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

#10 from: Robin Lenox
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 1:39 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family Stu & Robin Lenox

#11 from: Melinda Foos Pavlechko
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 2:07 PM

Phyllis and family, so sorry to hear about Ping’s passing.  But he is now in heaven giving my dad the business as he always did.  Ping could always be counted on to give Lee, Mitch and I a joke or a funny when we would see him.   Fondly, Melinda, mike and family.

#12 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
72 W.Heffner St. Delaware,Oh. 43501
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 2:36 PM

Bless you all and cherish the wonderful memories

#13 from: Pat Kyle Beatley
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 3:11 PM

My long time friend  will once again  be playing pranks with his high school buddy,  my dad, Abe,as they did so many years ago.  I will certainly  miss his hugs and kisses. My condolences  to Pings entire family.

#14 from: Bob Russell Jr
San Antonio
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 4:00 PM

So sorry for your loss. Ping will be missed by so many. My Dad’s nickname was Push and Ping are together again having a great time in Heaven. 💕💕

#15 from: Pam Jerew Simpson
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 4:37 PM

He will be mist by many he was a great friend with dad and the best neighbor to grandma Beeney so sorry to all of his family

#16 from: Rebecca George
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 5:11 PM

Sending my thoughts to all the family. Remembering how the retirees enjoyed playing golf and how they enjoyed their morning coffee uptown.  Ping can now join the crowd!   Blessings to all.  

#17 from: Pat Holloway
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 5:27 PM

Phyllis and family I am thinking of you.

#18 from: Frank Shamblin
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 5:57 PM

So very sorry for your loss.

#19 from: Rita Rubeck Headington Parker
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 6:09 PM

My sincere sympathy to Phyllis and family.  Ping always had a great smile and a comment about everything!  Remember the great times spent together.

#20 from: Kenyon and Beth
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 6:20 PM

Beth and I are so sorry for your loss.  Ping was simply one of the finest Men I have met in my life.  If you look up Honesty and Integrity in the dictionary, I’ll bet there is a picture of my friend Ping.

Love you and GOD Bless your Family.

#21 from: Virg and Jani Rankin
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 6:44 PM

I think Ping was the last of the Richwood truckers.  Many memories of him.  I will miss his hugs and kisses whenever I would see him.  Phyllis, Gary, Karla and Sue you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.   Virg and Jani

#22 from: John and Kay Coder
Marion ohio
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 6:47 PM

Phyliss and family sorry to hear of Ping's passing. As a young girl growing up they were our neighbors later on in life we became neighbors again when we owned the Apple Orchard. I will always  remember he called the ladies DARLIN.He will be missed

#23 from: Rona Penix
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 7:20 PM

So sorry to hear of my friends passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.He will be missed!

#24 from: Jodi  Oberdier
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 7:45 PM

Dear Meddles Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Stan was a regular in Richwood Coffee last summer. I always enjoyed when he came in. He had great stories and was so sweet.

#25 from: Helen Evans
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 9:38 PM

So sorry for the loss of your great husband and a friend to all!  Got my last hug from Ping was up at the Subway in Richwood. He and Doc Cramer were visiting up there!  My sympathy and prayers to you Phyllis snd your wonderful family!🙏🏻

#26 from: Lynn Landon
Gardnerville NV
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 11:27 PM

I'll never forget Pings kindness and the way he made me feel like he was my "other" dad. Mom sends her condolences also.

#27 from: Debby Brown
Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:33 AM

Sue and the Meddles family, I am so sorry to about your loss.My Thoughts & Prayers are with all of you.  I have known Ping almost my entire life. He was funny, witty and ornery for sure. I spent many days & nights with the Meddles family, Sue and I were inseparable. One thing Ping loved to do was tease me and pick on me, in a good way though. The stories that Ping and Mr. Collins would tell you you didn’t know whether they were true or not but, I would say probably not but, me being a kid I believed every word of it. R.I.P Mr. Stanley “Ping” Meddles.

Mon, May 16, 2022 at 2:30 PM

Sorry to hear Ping passing. Ping was one my Trainers in our Trucking careers He trained me when we were with Dallas & Mavis and also trained me when we were car haulers. He will be missed.

#29 from: Juli Smith D'Ascendis
Lawrence NJ
Mon, May 16, 2022 at 2:48 PM

Ping was a wonderful man who loved his family and friends. He was a larger than life presence for me as one of Karla's dumb neighborhood friends. He took much joy in razzing me and I am better for it. My heart goes out to you, Karla. And to Phyllis and the rest of your beautiful family. I am happy to know he and Rick are together. Love and prayers to you all.

#30 from: Mike & Shirley Schmelzer
18 Island View S., Fruitland Park, FL
Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:42 PM

So sorry for your family’s loss. We loved Stan. When Mike and Stan drove for Dallas Mavis many of the drivers thought Stan was Mike’s uncle. I proceeded to call him Uncle Stan whenever I saw him for a very long time. He was an all around great person. We have many good memories of our times with Stan.

#31 from: Tom George
Mon, May 16, 2022 at 7:46 PM

I am very sorry to hear of Ping’s passing.  I still remember the many good times that I had golfing with Ping and the guys in the Richwood Golf League, and playing euchre afterwards (when I still lived in Marion).  I used to see him at the Kings Mill golf course in Waldo quite often also.  You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

#32 from: Nancy McBride Bradshaw
Dayton Ohio
Mon, May 16, 2022 at 11:40 PM

So sorry for your loss. My brother and sisters shared so many memories of Ping and your family. May God bless you.Treasure all the precious memories. Nancy Bradshaw

#33 from: Kathy Pruitt
Tue, May 17, 2022 at 1:54 AM

My deepest condolences! I pray for the lord to give the family peace!

#34 from: Kathy Pruitt
 Beavercreek Ohio
Tue, May 17, 2022 at 1:57 AM

Karla. I’m so sorry for your loss! I’m praying for you and your family to have peace!

#35 from: Dale McBride
Holland, Ohio
Tue, May 17, 2022 at 8:15 AM

So sorry for your loss. The loss of a Great man. My heart and prayers go out to you all.

#36 from: Ted Troesch
Richwood ohio
Tue, May 17, 2022 at 5:06 PM

My prayers are with the family, He was a good good man! Sorry for your loss!

#37 from: Tina Russell Hainbach
Stafdord, Texas
Tue, May 17, 2022 at 11:22 PM

My sincere condolences to Phyllis and family. You both were so special to my Dad growing up and until my Dad went to heaven.  Ping was known and lived by so many.  I appreciated the love and friendship you both gave to me when I came up to visit.  I am so sorry I did not get another visit in.  Looking back at the pictures we took together always made me smile.

My heart also breaks for your loss of one great man.  He was loved by many and many loved him back!  

Your family will always be special in my heart.  Sending hugs to all the family! Love to all!🤗💞🙏

#38 from: Karen Wheeler Kellogg
Wed, May 18, 2022 at 7:34 AM

Thinking of you……sending prayers to you and your family.

#39 from: Merry Northrup Smith
Wed, May 18, 2022 at 11:54 PM

Phyllis and family, I am very sorry for your loss.  My siblings have always told stories of their days as your neighbors on Clinton Street.  But, I did not grow up in that house.  So, my best memories of Ping will always be from church.   I will remember his dedication to the church and the pew that he and Phyllis sat in on Sunday mornings.  I will remember the hugs that he so freely gave during greeting time or when he came into the office.  I will remember the stories that he told and wondering if he was teasing me or not. Ping was one of a kind and I will miss him!   Thinking of you all during this time with much love.  

#40 from: Rodger & Georgie Thacker
Mon, May 23, 2022 at 1:45 PM

I have good memories of  Mr.Ping when I was growing up. God bless

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