Richard “Dick” W. Ricer

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Richard “Dick” W. Ricer

Richard “Dick” W. Ricer, 79, of Harlem Springs, went to be home with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

A son of the late Raymond and M. Isabelle (Stucky) Ricer, he was born on September 17, 1943, in Dover, Ohio.

During his life, Dick was a member of the Harsh Memorial United Methodist Church, and also attended Kilgore United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Tuscarawas County Masonic Lodge #59, and a former Grange member of 25 years.  Dick loved farming his hay fields and worked as a surface miner, being skilled in operating all types of heavy equipment, however his passion was for running drag lines.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and was deeply devoted to his faith in Jesus Christ.  He wanted everyone he loved to not be sad that he was gone, but happy that he lived.

Dick is survived by his wife of 30 years, Janet (Kinney) Ricer; two sons, Rick (Andi) Ricer, and David (fiancé Danielle) McKibben; two daughters, Julie (Joe) Tinnirello, and Lynde (Jeff) Lambert; nine grandchildren; one great grandson; brother, Fred (Doris) Ricer; sister, Marge (John) Wilkins; mother-in-law, Neva; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebeca Ricer, and sister, Evelyn Hogue.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 at Dodds Funeral Home in Carrollton with Rev. Mark Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Harlem Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

The family wishes to express their sincerest gratitude to the Community Hospice Palliative Care for their services.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dick’s memory to Harsh Memorial United Methodist Church 3167 Apollo Rd. SE Carrollton, Ohio 44615.

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