Richard Ellsworth Saylor, 90, of Belle Center, Ohio passed away Monday evening, October 4, 2021, at his home.
Richard was born in Belle Center May 22, 1931, to the late Robert Ellsworth and Ethel Blanche (Fullerton) Saylor. He married Barbara J. (Herren) May 4, 1949, in Kentucky and she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Ellsworth Saylor II; a sister, Ethel Geraldine Lapp and a brother, James Robert Saylor.
Richard is survived by his children: Robert W. Saylor of Salisbury, North Carolina, Jeff (Tammy) Saylor of Bellefontaine, Ohio and Jennifer (Jim) Dysert of Huntsville, Ohio; six grandchildren: Michele (Mike) Brown, Rod Saylor, Dodi (Brian) Beaver, Darci (Steve) Fox, Troy (Erin) Saylor and Lacy (Parry) Hitt; nine great-grandchildren: Katie Beaver, Levi Beaver, Mickayla (Matthew) Harding, Marina Fox, Avery Fox, Zachary Fox, Evan Fox, Emma Saylor and Maverick Saylor; three step-great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild Mason Harding; sisters-in-law Wanda Saylor of Belle Center and Nancy Herren of Lima, Ohio and a brother-in-law, Mark Lapp of West Liberty, Ohio.
A lifelong farmer, Richard had worked for nearly twenty years at D.A.B. as a mill operator. He then went to work for the State of Ohio as a plow operator and road worker. After retiring from the state, Richard worked for Quality Paving for several years. For many years, Richard hauled livestock between producers and harvesters. He was a member of the Belle Center United Methodist Church and was active in the Ohio Western Horse Association and other horse organizations.
Friends may call Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center.
Pastor John Watkins will officiate Richard’s funeral Friday, October 8, at 11 a.m. at the Belle Center United Methodist Church in Belle Center.
Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center is honored to serve the Saylor family.