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Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
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Richard Spencer "Dick" Warren, Class of 1946

Richard Spencer "Dick" Warren went to be with the Lord peacefully at his home in Circleville, Ohio on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the age of 89.
Richard is survived by his children, Sue E. Warren (Bruce) Kuhn of Carroll and Scott R. (Beverly) Warren of Dublin; "adopted son", Ted (Pam) Moats of Kingston; grandchildren, Casey Kempton of Circleville, Miriah (Randy) Hoagland of Hilliard, Brad Anderson of Hilliard; great grandsons, Carter and Jackson Hoagland; many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida I. (Szuhay) Warren; parents, Spencer and Emily (Dunkle) Warren of Perry, Ohio; siblings Wayland Warren and Arthur Warren of Perry, Ohio. 

Richard was born on May 25, 1928 in Perry, Ohio. He graduated from Perry High School in 1946, Ohio University in 1951 with a BS degree in agriculture. He was in ROTC while at OU and joined the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict in 1951. He left the Air Force as a first lieutenant. He started working for Diamond Shamrock in 1953 where he met and married Ida in 1957. Dick began working as the Vice-President of Cole nursery in 1963, then moved to Circleville in 1966 to have a long career at Cole. He and Ida were the owners of Big City Garden Centers. Dick finished his career as a sales representative for various nursery operations. His children remember him as a dedicated and hard working father who encouraged and loved them. Richard was accomplished at horticulture and landscaping, serving as past president of the Ohio Nurseryman's Association, receiving a lifetime achievement award. He was a faithful and loyal husband, father and friend who would help others in anyway he could and who was passionate about his yard and reading. He was an active member of the Community United Methodist Church for over 50 years in Circleville. 

A graveside service is scheduled for 12:00 noon February 17, 2018 with military honors at Floral Hills Cemetery, with a catered luncheon to follow at Rhoades Farm Market, 1051 St. Rt. 56 E. Circleville, OH. Chaplain Jim Ferrell will officiate as Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville services the ceremony. We would love for everyone who knew Dick to attend and celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Berger Hospice Foundation 1170 North Court St. Suite B Circleville, OH 43113. 
Condolences can be sent to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com. 

The family would like to thank neighbors, friends, Chaplain Jim Ferrell (who visited and loved on Dick and Ida at least 2 times a week this entire year) and Berger Hospice for their care, love and support this past year as Dick and Ida were under hospice care.

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