LISBON, Ohio – Richard P. Meredith, 84, of Lisbon, passed away suddenly on Sunday morning, December 25, 2016.
He was a son of the late Carl and Pearl Crabtree Garn, born in Newell, West Virginia on January 29, 1932.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, he served his country in Alaska and in Korea during the Korean War.
He and his wife, Estella “Sis” Shamp Meredith, were married on December 27, 1958. They made their home in this area and raised their family with pride. Dick had an appreciation for the outdoors and raising dahlias and always maintained a large vegetable garden. “Sis” survives him.
He had retired from Newell Specialty Chemical in 1994.
In addition to his wife, Dick leaves behind his children, Lynda Dickson (Dan), of Lisbon, Keith Meredith (Heidi), also of Lisbon and Scott Meredith (Cheryl) of Mason, Ohio.
Another son, Richard W. Meredith, preceded him in death.
He cherished his grandchildren, Eric Dickson of Asheville, North Carolina, Danielle Lariccia (Joel) of Niles and Emily Meredith, Claire Meredith and Laurel Meredith, all of Lisbon.
Also surviving are his siblings, Fred Garn of Youngstown, Earl Garn (Dorothy) of Lisbon, Ellen Garvey of East Liverpool and Ila Pohl (Dennis) of Fredericksburg, Virginia, along with beloved family and friends.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Bertha Bragg and two brothers, Clark Garn and George Garn.
Friends may visit with the family at the Dawson Funeral Home from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28.
Pastor Willard “Chuck” Adkins of First Church of Christ Disciples will conduct a funeral service Thursday, December 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Dick will be laid to rest at Columbiana County Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Beaver Local Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 2503, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920 or to a favorite public school of choice.
View Dick’s memorial webpage and express condolences to the family online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.
A television tribute will air Friday, December 30 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.