A funeral service celebrating the life of Richard L. Stukey, age 83, of Hebron, was held December 11, 2017, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Douglas Iden and Richard Linn officiating. Burial will took place in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Richard was born February 4, 1934, in Hebron, to the late Chelsea Herbert and Lola M. (Clectner) Stukey. He passed away December 7, 2017, at the Price Road Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Richard retired after 30 years of service from the Rockwell Corp. where he had been a welder. He was a member of the Hebron Trailblazers Baseball Club and the Hebron Boy Scout Troop 7. He loved fishing, working on vehicles and lawnmowers, small engine repair and working with wood in his workshop. He was a lover of duck tape, Super Glue, and loved watching Westerns and collecting hubcaps.
He is survived by five children, Victoria D. (John) Sulpher of Hebron, Rebecca Sue Moss of Adena, Sandra M. (David) Kinsey of Mount Gilead, David Richard (Robin) Stukey of Heath and Alicia A. (Bob) Koon of Thornville; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Joanne (Mitchell) Stukey, on January 23, 2017; by two grandsons, Timothy A. Huffman and Roger Brown; sons-in-law, David Moss and Rex McLaughlin; and a sister, Carolyn D. Iden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.
Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service in Kirkersville is honored to care for Richard and his family.