Richard Evans Pansing

August 19, 1933 ‒ April 11, 2017

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Centerburg, Ohio

Richard Evans Pansing, 83, of Delaware, OH and formerly of Centerburg, OH, passed away Tuesday morning, April 11, 2017 at his residence.

He was born August 19, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late William Frederick and Jane King (Dickey) Pansing and later graduated from Mt. Healthy High School in 1952.

While attending the University of Cincinnati in 1955, he met his future wife of 62 years, Phyllis Sinclair on a blind date. He then went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in 1956.

Richard worked for Stoltz Pharmacy in Logan, Ohio and later owned and operated the Georgetown Pharm in Delaware and the Marion RX Drugs in Marion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and painting and he also authored 6 books for which he was very proud.

He served as an associate pastor at Believer’s Assembly Church in Delaware for 28 years and was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity building houses. He also traveled to 26 countries and all 50 states … a dream fulfilled.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Phyllis; children, Markson R. Pansing of Prescott, Arizona, Linda D. (David) Kaser of Delaware and Scott P. (Linda) Pansing of Delaware; grandchildren, Nicholas (Sarah), Farrah and Joseph (Jennifer) Kaser; great granddaughter, Tatum Kaser and great grandsons, Bradley Kaser and Tank Winegar; sister, Jane (Carl) Hafer of Cincinnati.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his brother William Pansing.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware where funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm. Burial will then be held in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to Father’s House International Church, 420 Park Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Pansing family.

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  • Dick Pansing is the reason God healed me back in 1972. He prayed for me when I had no faith so I always thought I was healed on Dicks faith. The Doctors still love to hear why my gall bladder has not exploded or caused me any problems in all these years. I tell the Dick Pansing boldly came up to me and asked if he could pray for me and the pain stopped and never to come back.
    Our trip to Washington for Jesus many years ago is still one of my favorite memories and Dick and Phyllis were a big part of that trip.
    I look forward to seeing him again when we all meet in heaven. I am sending my sincere condolences and love to all.

  • Dick will be greatly missed by my wife and I. Him and Phyllis were a big big part of our early Christian walk. Our condolences goes out to his family and know that they are all in our thoughts. Doug and Harla Lawson

  • We were saddened to hear of Dick’ passing but joyful for he is now with his Lord,
    who he served throughout his life. Don and I always received so much from the
    many sermons Dick preached over our many years at Believer’s Assembly.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Phyllis and your family.

    Don, Earlene Piatt and family

  • Phyllis and family I am so sorry to hear the passing of Richard..I had the pleasure of meeting him at The Fathers House and he will always be remembered as a humbled kindred spirit💖 Prayering for family for comfort,strength and peace..Big ((((hugzzz)))) to you Phyllis!!! God bless you!!
    Love,The Cochran’s

  • Phyllis and family – Tracy, Matt and I are rejoicing as heaven accepts Dick. We’re sorry you have to go through this hard time of saying good bye to the man but pray you are comforted knowing he is now in the presence of the Lord. Dick was a great man on this earth and our lives are better for having known him. We so enjoyed his humor and travel & adventure stories. He was always sharing the love of God. He was genuinely a testament of what it means to be a Christian. God bless your family. I pray the peace of God rests on each one of you.

  • Phyllis and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Richard. While we may rejoice that he is with the Lord, we will miss him here on earth. God’s blessings to all of you.

    Bernice and Steve Corwin

  • Cousin Dick told me a couple years ago at the Sinclair reunion that his life has been “a great ride” and that he could not ask for anything else. He said he had the perfect wife, wonderful children, and great friends. I think that says it all. It has been great being part of his life.

  • Sorry to hear of your loss, knowing God will give you the comfort you need.
    In God’s love,
    Lacy & Charlotte Marcum

  • Loved the man we called “Uncle Dick”…..he loved the Lord Jesus with all his heart and loved his family and also loved to write his humorous stories and mysteries….our family will surely miss him . Until we meet again, Uncle Dick…….much love to Phyllis and family.

  • We will miss Dick dearly. I admired his strong and bold faith! Loved hearing his sermons, stories, and sense of humor. Always enjoyed seeing him at church. Though a sad time, also a time to rejoice. He gets to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior! Phyllis and family, you are in our prayers.

  • Dick and Phyllis became such a big part of our lives as not just relatives; but also as a Christian brother and sister in The Lord. We shared so many good times camping together at Summersville Lake. They enjoyed scuba diving, and riding in our boat admiring the beautiful rocks and scenery. We made some great food and shared stories and experiences around the table and the campfire. We often would break away to visit antique shops and look for those special items that each of us collected: Griswold iron skillet items, “salts”, silent butlers, etc… We would take breaks from the lake to go visit Pat McGraw and buy fresh produce and home canned peppers; and also to see her collection of iron skillets that hung all over her porch. Our conversations about praying for loved ones and sharing scriptures were the Best of memories. Sharing the many good things The Lord had done in our lives, the miracles we had experienced, the healings we each had received, the provision God had supplied through the years. Glorious testimonies of His Love and Saving Grace were at the heart of our fellowship together. How fitting that during this Season when we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, that we get to also celebrate Dick’s home going where he will get to meet Him face to face. While our separation is difficult and it’s with smiles and tears we remember Dick’s humor, stories and companionship; we know that this separation is only temporary and that we will see him again – – and I believe it will be very soon. Much Love and God Bless to Phyllis and the family. There is no time or distance in the Spirit and we are with you in our thoughts, and in our prayers. >>> Romans 15:13 (NLT)
    13 I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  • Jeff and I are sorry to hear of his passing. We hope that he did not suffer much at all. Hope that you are handling this well and are getting through this difficult time. Let us know if there’s anything that we can do. We are so sorry to hear of this loss. Nancy and Jeff Fowler