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Richard DeVere Nettleingham

September 1, 1939 ~ April 17, 2018 (age 78)

Richard “Dick” DeVere Nettleingham, 78, of Bellefontaine, Ohio went to be with his Lord and family at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Hospice of Dayton. 


He was born in Fairbury, Illinois on September 1, 1939, the son of the late Melrose D. and Grace Ann (York) Nettleingham.  


On April 22, 1972, he married the former Ruth Grace (Cruver) and had forty-five years of life together and she preceded him in death on September 2, 2017.  


He was also preceded in death by a son, Richard David Nettleingham.


Dick along with his wife Ruth blended two families into one. He is survived by their children, Joan E.  Nettleingham, Dawn M. Nettleingham (Keith) Ryan, Gary C. (Robin) Smith, Belinda G. Savage, and Melissa K. (Greg) Bohrer; thirteen grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren, two sisters, Phyllis (Rocky) Munson and Lois E. (Dr. Richard) Mayhue, one brother, Allen (Joann) Nettleingham and many nieces and nephews. 


Dick worked as an accountant for 50 years and after retirement, he worked as a bus driver for Benjamin Logan Schools for 10 years.  He was a member of the Lewistown Trinity United Methodist Church and served as treasurer for many years.  He was very active with AA and would have celebrated 36 years of sobriety in May.  He loved Quarter Horses, trail riding, reining, owning and training them in his younger years.


Pastor Barry Baughman will officiate a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Lewistown Trinity United Methodist Church in Lewistown, Ohio, where visitation will be held from 3:00 to 4 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at the Pillar of Fire Cemetery in Zaraphath, New Jersey at a later date.


Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.



Donations may be made to:

Lewistown Trinity United Methodist Church
8088 Co. Rd. 54, Lewistown OH 43333

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