Chuck was employed by Johns-Manville for over 32 years and was well respected among all in the community offering a helping hand whenever and wherever he could. He was a member of the Believer’s Church International. Chuck was an avid motorcycle rider in his riding for hours on end. He was an old model car collector, the 57 Chevy being one of his favorites. He was also a NASCAR fan and a WWE enthusiast talking for hours on the subject and recalling many matches and facts. In his later years, his favorite past time was sitting on the front porch watching the cars go by. He loved going to the Music Barn on Friday nights to enjoy his favorite bluegrass music until his health would no longer allow. He was a member of the Defiance VFW and Eagles.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Richmond of Defiance, Ohio as well as sisters Freda Tebbe of Coconut Creek, Florida and Janet (Bill) Radabaugh of Jackson, Ohio, special sister-in-law Judith McDaniel of Defiance, Ohio, daughter-in-law Hope Richmond of Freemont, Indiana, grandson Phillip Richmond (Karli Munger) of Montpelier, Ohio as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. Also surviving is his best friend Kenny Hall of Defiance, Ohio and porch buddies Jack Wurster and dog Molly, also of Defiance.
In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his infant twin sister Regina Janette Richmond, infant daughter Peggy Lee Richmond, son Eugene Ross “Geno” Richmond, and beloved brother Kermit Richmond.
The family would also like to extend a special thanks to the CHP Home Care and Hospice of Defiance for the exceptional care and kindness shown during Chuck’s stay.
Calling hours will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Believer’s Church International, 1600 Ayersville Avenue in Defiance, with Apostle O. Michael Smith officiating. Additional visitation will be from 10-11 am at the church. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery with a funeral reception following at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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