Richard G. McCready

May 08, 1940 ‒ January 09, 2020

Lucas, Ohio

Lifetime Lucas/Mansfield resident and commercial real estate developer Richard G. McCready (McCready Leasing Inc.) passed away unexpectedly surrounded by his family on January 9, 2020 at Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Born May 8, 1940 to parents Robert E. & Lena “Amy” (Purdy) McCready, Dick was a Lucas High School Class of 1958 graduate as well as the first enrollee at The Ohio State University Mansfield Branch Campus.

Early on Dick hustled selling pianos and organs which paved the road to the family-owned business known as McCready Suburban Furniture on West Fourth Street.  Auctioneering, liquidating, land acquisition and development were his passions.  He enjoyed contributing his time and efforts to charity auctions benefitting the Mansfield Art Center, the Renaissance Theatre and MedCentral Hospital as well as others.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn R. (Dokken) McCready of Lucas; his daughters Leisha McCready of Chicago, IL and Paige McCready of La Jolla, CA; Danielle (Chris) Paul of Marvin, NC, Darby (Pat) Heckerd of Gulfport, FL; grandchildren Maxwell Mueller, Milan Boer, Henri Boer, Aidan Paul, Erin Paul, and Hudson Heckerd; brother Thomas O. (Marsha) McCready; brother-in-law Paul Culler; and Uncle Clyde (Diana) Purdy. Richard was preceded in death by his brother Robert C. McCready and sister Marlene M. McCready Culler.

Calling hours will be held on Monday January 13, 2020 from 4-7pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 14, 2020 at 11am. Both to be held in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Private burial will follow in the Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Friendly House.

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  • I have very fond memories as a child at his house with family and grateful for the brief time with him at Thanksgiving 2018. He was a caring generous man and will be sorely missed.

  • To the McCready Family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Dick was a wonderful, kind man and he will be sorely missed.

    Dr.Barbara Yeager

  • To all the McCready family. You have my deepest sympathy. Went to church in Lucas with Bob,Lena, and kids. Dick and Tom were in my Sunday school class and we use to have so much fun. Those were happy memories. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • .A Wonderful Man.. Always Always So Happy…. So Full Of Life ..I will Truly miss him..
    Much Love to All Of You.
    Cousins forever

  • Dick McCready was a dear friend of mine for many years. I started my Auction career working along side of him for several years. I will always remember him as not only a very close friend but a true mentor to me. I will always remember so many great times together and miss him.

    Bob Cassel

  • Thoughts and prayers to everyone fortunate enough to know Dick. He was such a happy and generous man. My family was all lucky enough to know him, work with him and have him as a friend. He always picked up the phone and made me feel like my call was important to him, and always offered great advice.
    Such sad news.
    He will be missed.

  • I am sending my sincere condolences to the McCready family, I am truly heartbroken to hear Mr. McCready passed, actually I was shocked. I have decades of memories, from growing up just down the road on Lucas North to really getting to know him & Mrs. McCready at Westbrook. This is such a huge loss to everyone who knew him.

  • Dick was our neighbor and friend for 40+ years. He always extended kindness to our family and we will always think highly of him.

  • To the McCready family a great loss I have known Dick Since the late 50s and we all will miss him and his pleasant personality The Cates Family

  • Paige and Leisha,

    so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great guy and lots of fun. Rest in peace Dick.

  • Pleasant, kind, charitable, magnanimous, hard-working, skilled, smart, bright, intelligent, caring, creative, funny, nice, loving, sincere, assertive, interesting, fascinating, this is the impression that Dick McCready always portrayed. We are so sorry to have lost such a wonderful friend who always had a light about him. We look forward to seeing you again Dick when we are called home.

  • Sorry to hear Dick passed. Was a good friend, he had auctions for me and I worked for him and enjoy knowing his family and the memories.

  • Dick was a longtime friend of my parents and we enjoyed many good times with him and his family. He was very generous to my brother and me and we’re so sorry to see him go. He was a very good man. Our condolences to all the McCreadys.
    Bill and Kathy Radler

  • What a shock to know Dick is gone from this earth. I very much enjoyed being his sister-in-law during my marriage to his brother, Tom. Dick and Jeanne were always so hospitable to the entire family. We had such fun together! Leisha and Paige, you had wonderful parents and I know you have many beautiful memories with which to remember them. Allow yourselves to think only of the best times together and know that you still have them with you inside the beautiful women you have become! Remember, there is nothing that can happen that you and God together can’t handle. My love and prayers of comfort to all who knew Dick, Aunt Jean

  • Sending lots of love and healing prayers. We’ll always remember his wonderful laugh and kind soul who will forever remain in our hearts.
    Megan, Tom, Kate, Julie, Buffy & Stephen Tucker

  • Uncle Dick will be missed. I remember summers in Mansfield and the good times we had there, especially with all the cousins. I will be donating to The Friendly House in his name. Prayers go out to all the family there.
    Sharon Stewart

  • Marilyn, I have no idea why I was called to “google” Dick this evening. I am so very sorry and would love to hear from you. Love, Shelly (

  • Marilyn, I just told Madeline and she tearfully said, “I loved him.” She always felt a bond with Dick. Because he WAS so kind and always so much fun to be with. Please be in touch, Shelly