Richard A. “Dick” Edwards, 89, of Van Wert, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born May 16, 1928, to Thomas and Margaret (Miller) Edwards who preceded him in death.
Dick is survived by four sons, Jim (Linda) McCoy of NC., Tom Edwards and David Edwards of Van Wert, and Paul (D’Nell) Edwards of Haviland,; one daughter, Deborah Ratliff of Muncie, IN.; thirteen grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren, nineteen great great grandchildren; and two sisters, Patricia Shambarder of Van Wert, and Virginia Smith of VA.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Kent “Bud” Edwards, Keith Edwards, and Tim Edwards.
Dick was a 1946 graduate of Shawnee High School where he was a member of the track and field team. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a Golden Gloves Boxer. He retired as a lineman from Ohio Power/AEP after forty six years of service, and was the electrician for Van Wert County Fair. He was a member of Hope Lodge Masonic Delphos #241 for sixty years. Dick loved fishing, working out, and traveling with his buddy, Ron.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos. Pastor Jody Harr will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 30, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.