Richard E. â€śDickâ€ť Place, 87, of rural Cridersville, died at 8:35 a.m. Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the Otterbein-Cridersville Senior Living Center.
He was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Spencerville, the son of Sylvia I. (Sutton) and Arthur L. Place. On May 20, 1950, he married Beryl M. Patterson, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Cindy Newcomer, of Lima, Becky Rider, of Elida, and Melinda Bryan, of Dublin.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, with the Rev. Vince Lavieri officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery, with military rites by the Spencerville Veterans.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Lima Memorial Hospital Home Health Care.