Richard Wayne (Dick) Somers, 77, of New Holland, Ohio died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 7:53 p.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe where he had been a patient three weeks.

Dick was born March 11, 1940, in Columbus, Ohio to Howard and Veryl Yeager Somers. He was a 1958 graduate of Atlanta High School and lived most of his life in the New Holland community.

He was a retired farmer and electrician.

Dick was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church; the Pickaway County Farmers Club and the Pickaway County Farm Bureau.  He was a 4-H advisor for over 35 years and had been a member and past president of the Westfall Boosters Club.  Dick was an avid biker.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dick is survived by his wife, the former Jeanette Brigner whom he married July 1, 1961; three children, Sheri Gray and her husband, Richard, of Plain City, Missy Gulick and her husband, Jeff, of Lafayette, IN and Randy Somers and his wife, Deanna of Canal Winchester; six grandchildren, Bryan (Alyssa) Gray, Tyler Gray and Emily (Billy) Fusiek, Courtney Gulick, Corinne and Sydney Somers; a great grandson, William Fusiek and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Linda Brigner of Dublin, Ohio.

The funeral will be Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Bill Weaver, associate pastor at the Lithopolis United Methodist  Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.

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