Richard William Southworth, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, December 10, 2021, at 1:40 a.m. shortly after arrival at the Adena Fayette Medical Center.
Dick was born November 25, 1935, in Pickaway County at New Holland, Ohio to Harold David and Anna Lois Gault Southworth. He lived most of his life in Washington Court House.
Before his retirement, he and his wife had been co-owners and operators of Mugs and Jugs. Dick had formerly been a milkman with Sagar Dairy and in his earlier years had detailed cars.
Dick was an active participant in the Silver Sneakers program at the YMCA. He was an avid golfer and had been a member of the Washington County Club where he was proud to have had a hole in one. However, his greatest joy was being a husband, father and grandfather.
On May 5, 1956, he married the former Doris Pauline Chapman. She preceded him in death on December 15, 2020. He was also preceded by a son, Steven Lee Southworth on December 4, 2016; a brother, Robert Southworth in 1996, and two sisters, Patricia Maddux in 1998, and Marsha Holloway in 1975.
Dick is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Buck Minyo and two grandchildren, Spencer and Trevor Minyo, all of Washington Court House.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Todd Wallace, pastor at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.