Richard Lewis Mutton, 71

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Richard Lewis Mutton, age 71, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, at his home near Scio surrounded by his loving family.

   Born July 13, 1951, in Carrollton, he was a son of the late Wilbur Mutton and Edna Kotora Mutton. Richard graduated from Carrollton High School and married another Warrior graduate, Charlene Poole Mutton April 8, 1972. Richard managed Archers Dairy for several years before going to work at Dowdel’s Pallet Shop in Zanesville. In 1976, he and Charlene started Mutton’s Dairy Farm and they worked side by side on the farm for 35 years. They also owned and operated Scio Feed and Hardware for almost six years before his illness caused him to retire. Richard was a member of the Harrison County Farm Bureau and Harrison County Coon Hunters. When he had free time he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends.

   In addition to his dedicated wife, he is survived by children Richard Lee (Hope) Mutton of Scio and Marsha (Allen) Decker of Strasburg; grandchildren Caleb Mutton of Uhrichsville and Jadzia and Malick Dingman, both of Scio; great grandchildren Cameron, Piper and Delilah Cockran; a sister Cookie McGee of Hanoverton; and a brother Ronald (Mary Jane) Mutton.

   He was preceded in death by a brother Edward Mutton.

   Honoring his wishes there will be no services. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Amedisys Hospice 52171 National Rd E #1, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 or St Jude Children’s Hospital Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with his arrangements.

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