Richard D. “Dick” Lyman
March 06, 1931 ‒ August 29, 2018
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio
Richard Doyle Lyman, “Dick”, of Chesterville, was called home to be with the Saints after a courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at the Morrow Manor Nursing Center, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born March 6, 1931, in Mansfield, Ohio, to the late JB and Emily Mae (Turner) Lyman. Dick attended elementary school in Mansfield before moving to the Chesterville area and graduating from Chesterville High School with the class of 1949.
Soon after high school Dick began a work career at HPM in Mt. Gilead. His career was interrupted when he was drafted into military service in 1952, serving in the United States Marine Corp. Upon his return in 1954 he resumed his work at HPM, where he retired in 1996. Dick would share his experiences and defend the honor of the Marines at the monthly breakfast meeting of the so called: “McHales Navy Breakfast Club”.
January 21, 1968, Dick married Florence (Kunze) and for over 50 years shared a life in partnership and love. The two honeymooned in Niagara Falls, NY. Dick and Florence, (known as “Torency” by her family) enjoyed traveling around this great country and would share their journeys with the family through pictures. Dick was notorious for remembering the details of the trip especially if it involved a visit to a WWII museum or an airport.
Dick was a member of several tractor clubs including, The Silver King of Yesteryear, Morrow County Antique Tractor Club, Mansfield Iron Will Club and the B.F. Avery Collectors and Associates. He could be found searching for his treasures at local auctions and would tease that Florence needed another project. He amassed a beautiful collection of Silver King Tractors and spent his retirement career restoring them.
Dick volunteered his service to the Morrow County Habitat for Humanity, being part of at least six builds.
Dick was a servant of the Lord and attended Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church. There he served the church as a Trustee and on numerous committees throughout the years. One can only imagine the hours he spent in service to the church. Through his presence, he brought joy into the lives of many others. He will be dearly missed.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Dean and Donald. He is survived by his wife, Florence, brother, Dale (Pat) and many nieces and nephews who have lost their beloved “Uncle Dick”.
His family will greet friends from 2-5 p.m on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel (67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338). A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, September 3, at the Harmony United Methodist Church, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Sue Antolik officiating (3994 County Road 20, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338). Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville with Military Honors provided by V.F.W. Post 8054 and AMVETS Post 87.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Dick’s memory to the Harmony United Methodist Church.
The Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Dick’s Family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.