Richard H. Paugh

March 21, 1941 ‒ April 15, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

Richard H. Paugh, age 75, of Fredericktown went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 15, 2016.

He was born on March 21, 1941, in London, Ohio, to the late Ivan and Esther (Nunamaker) Paugh. Richard worked as a tool and dye maker for the J.B. Foote Foundry for nearly 25 years and retired from Valco Industries in Springfield in 2011. He was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and enjoyed serving and fellowshipping with friends. Before moving back to Fredericktown, Richard had been a member of Maiden Lane Church of God in Springfield where he enjoyed helping with the youth and singing in the choir. He and Diane especially enjoyed singing in the Living Christmas Tree at Maiden Lane. Richard served 12 years on the Fredericktown Emergency Squad as an EMT. He enjoyed golfing, going on senior bus trips, traveling, and helping friends. He loved being with his family most of all.

Richard is survived by his children, Robin (Walt) Farlee and Susan (Wade) Grogg both of Fredericktown; Jeff Paugh of Springfield, Andy (Casey) Paugh of Granby CO, grandchildren, Chad, Curtis (Erin), Gavin (Kasey), Colin James (Kayla Wade), Colin Michael, Jacob, Evan, Zachary, Abigail, Brady, Luke, Jolee, and Jacey and great-grandchildren Asher, Landyn, Peyton, Chayton, Xander, Harper, and Faith, sisters, Mary Kathryn Hall of S. Charleston and Marjorie Paugh of Jamestown, brothers, Sherman (Carolyn) Paugh of S. Vienna, and Donald (Holly) Paugh of Duluth MN, sisters-in-law, Janet Paugh of S. Vienna, Janet (David) Jones of Richmond, VA, many nieces and nephews and special “son” Leo Gorman of Springfield.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Diane (Davidson) Paugh, a son, James R. Paugh, brother and sister-in-law, George and Joyce Paugh, brother, Robert Paugh, brother-in-law, William Hall, parents-in-law, Wilbur and Dorothy (Fearn) Davidson.

Friends may call on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 12-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, OH where a celebration of life service will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. with Pastor Richard Hasley officiating. Private burial in Forest Cemetery will be at a later date.

Memorial Contributions in Richard’s name can be made to Fredericktown United Methodist Church.

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  • Our deepest sympathy to all of Richie’s family and friends. Although we will all miss Richie I hope we can remember the happy memories and the times we have shared with Richie and Diane. They are now together again and our lives have been richly blessed having known them.

  • Prayers for the Lord to send his comfort to all the family as they send Richie on to his glory with his Savior. May the angels and passed loved ones greet him as he enters his heavenly home and where those left will be greeted when they meet again in heaven.

  • To All the Paugh Family – so sorry to hear of Richie’s passing – May you all be comforted as He goes on to be with Diane in their heavenly home. We have many Good memories of He & Diane in the Fredericktiwn Methodist church.

  • My thoughts and prayers will everyone in the family. Richie will be greatly missed. He greeted everyone at church on Sunday and was such an active part of the church family.

  • To the entire family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Richie very much. He was so on fire for his Lord Jesus Christ. His smile and laugh will always be a pleasant memory.

  • “Pops”, “Grandpa Rich”…we were truly blessed to be part of your life story. You loved…and were loved effortlessly. Heaven is rejoicing to have you home!

  • Although I did not know him, I do know he leaves a wonderful legacy through his fantastic family. Have enjoyed knowing all the kids and grand kids I had in school. Prayers to all of you for peace and comfort in the days ahead. Hugs

  • We are so sorry to hear of the death of a father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. May God bring peace to all your broken hearts.

  • Over a few months Jeff has become a good friend of ours and I am so sorry you have to go through this in your life we send our condolences with love

  • I will definitely miss Richie’s smile & positive attitude towards life!! Prayers for the family!

  • We are so sorry for your loss.You are all in our prayers and thoughts,Glenn Sr.Glenn Jr,Melody,Beth,Roy

  • We will all miss our wonderful brother in Christ, always helping others, a great example to men in how to serve others. Our condolences to the Paugh family and friends.

  • Rich was one of the kindest, most gentle men I’ve ever met. So many memories from being in youth group with Andy. I once bought him a bald man’s hair brush that was just a wooden paddle with no bristles because I knew that if anyone could take a joke, it was him. God bless his soul and I can’t wait till we all meet together again.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man. Thoughts and prayers. Greg, Beri & family

  • Our thoughts and prayers and those of the entire Maiden Lane church family are with you. We loved and valued Rich in Christ and give thanks for the gift of his life and look forward to seeing him again in heaven.

  • Rich and Diane were such special friends. We loved them dearly. Rich has helped us out so much and we are sure going to miss him. We are so blessed to have known them both! We will see you on the other side brother!!

  • Always enjoyed seeing Richie when our church served the Monday night meals at the Senior Citizen Center and also when we seniors go on the bus trips. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss visiting with Richie at the Bell Store. He was always such a nice fellow to visit with. Prayers for your family.

  • Richie was just a wonderful, caring, spirited angel! He and Diane’s home was always open and a special love came out when you entered the door. Rest in peace.

  • I worked with Rich the last 5 years he was at Valco. That guy worked so hard, he put guys 40 years younger than him to shame. He was a great guy to have around, always smiling. It is a sad day at Valco for those of us that worked with him when we heard about his passing.

  • Our sympathy to your family. We shared many moments as our children grew up together- church and mother’s club. We missed both Diane and Richie when they moved to Springfield and enjoyed having Richie back in Fredericktown. May God bless you. Ray & Pat

  • We are so sorry for the sudden loss of your dad, Ritchie. We both have such great memories of going to Praise Gathering with your mom and dad along with the Smiths, Baughers and so many others from Fredericktown UMC. Ritchie was such a role model of a Godly man. We will miss seeing him around Fredericktown. Our prayers are with you this week and wished that we be with you this week however, we are out of state. May God Be with you!!

    Jim and Lisa Tharp

  • To the families, so very, very sad hearing of the passing of Richie. Always friendly and a smile on his face. That’s another one that we will miss visiting with at the
    Fredericktown Tomato Show. Many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Richie and Diane were a wonderful couple and such dedicated parents. No matter where they lived Richie and Diana helped with their church family too. Please know that your family at the FUMC will miss you greatly. Richie, it’s been awhile since you served as Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 350, only we will never forget your dedication and hard work while apart of our Pack. It was wonderful having you attend our Blue and Gold banquet this year. Love and Blessings to your family, Kathy Dean.
    P.S. Say “Hi” to Don for me.

  • Loved Rich and Diane very much. It was a pleasure singing with them in the Living Christmas Tree At Maiden Lane Church of God. He will be greatly missed.
    My prayers are with the family.

  • To Robin and family,
    Sending you my sincere condolences to you and your family in this time of loss.
    Thoughts and prayers go out to you,

  • Dear Robin,

    So very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. So many wonderful memories working with him over the years at Foote and on the squad as well. He was such a happy person and fun to be around. We will keep you and family in our prayers.


  • To the entire family, we are so sorry about Richie’s early departure from our midst. We loved him and considered him family and friends! Our deepest sympathy to all of you. He will be greatly missed. Much love,
    Michael and Susan Link, and Bill Arthur

  • Dear Walt and Robin,
    So sorry to hear of Richie’s passing. I was able to visit with him only a few weeks ago at the Bell store when I was in Ohio. He and Walt were always a joy to be around when I would be in Fredericktown from Texas. He will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences to his family.
    Earnie Frazier

  • Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Reading through the condolences & our brief but special meeting I can tell what a thoughtful person Richie was. I will never forget that day.
    Jen Roberts
    Emily & Levi

  • Precious memories…with very special times spent with Rich and Diane in years past. May your family find peace as you grieve your unexpected loss and may you feel God’s presence with an extra special touch. I’m sure he has been greeted with “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

  • So sorry for your loss. Richie was a very special person. He always had a smile on his face. I will miss seeing him at Hot Meals on Monday nights. I will keep the Paugh family in my thoughts and payers.

  • The Band of Brothers will truly miss his inspiration. The church family lost a great Saint!




  • Susan, Robin and family,

    I know words may seem empty at a time like this so I am sending prayers and hugs!

  • My Sincere Sympathy to you all. Your parents were so SPECIAL . It’s Great to have wonderful memories of them. Wishing you Strength for today and Comfort in the days ahead. Prayers and Hugs, Connie Lee

  • Uncle Richie– one of my favorite uncles (but they all were/are my favorites!), always laughs and funny antics! As a kid, going to Fredricktown was always so special, to see Uncle Richard, Aunt Diane, and the kids (some of whom came later after I was a kid 🙂 We didn’t get to see them every day, or week, as the rest of the Paugh clan, so it was so much fun to make that trek and go swimming in their pool…really, really special to go to Fredreicktown and see that part of the family! Later on, we move around…the kids grow up…we all make families of our own…still part of the Paugh’s though! We forever miss Aunt Diane…always so great to see Uncle Richard when we come home in the summers. A big place in our hearts has Uncle Richard & Aunt Diane in it forever! Certainly missed, but definitely not forgotten!
    All our love to the “Richard Paugh’s” !!!
    Tim, Jessica, Madeleine, Audrey, & Kate Paugh
    All the way from Kiev, Ukraine and Vancouver, Canada

  • Thanks, Rich, for teaching me to play baseball–especially since I was a girl. The Plattsburg days were fun and innocent. We were all one big family there. I’ll always smile when I think of you.

  • God has blessed us all with Richards 75yrs of joy among us, now may He bless each of you with His love and comfort.

  • Richie Paugh…a truly good man! Happy, Helpful, Humble. We grieve in our loss of this friend who has been like family to us. Our love extends to Richie’s family members as they mourn. Yet, like them, we know that Richie’s faith is now sight. He has heard the Savior’s words, “Well done, good and faithful servant…Enter into the joy of your Lord!”


    What beautiful memories the Sharp family has of Rich and Diane!
    As youth counselors they made such positive and lasting deposits into the lives of our three children, and they were dear friends to both of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you now grieve the sudden loss of Rich. May the beautiful memories you have of him and God’s love and peace give you strength.

    Our love, prayers, and deepest sympathies,
    Marty & Janis

  • May the very arms of Jesus surround you all. i have fond memories of richie when i lived in Fredericktown ohio. i was on the Emergency Squad with him. He was a perfect example of a Godly and Christian man. His love for the Lord shined all over his face and there wasnt anyone that he wouldnt help or lead to the Lord.

  • Rest In Peace Dear Richie — We feel so blessed to have had you as extended family for several years and a dear friend for many years. Thank you for the smiles, the laughter, the friendship, and just for being you. You were such a good example of how we should live our lives and do for others. We will miss you so much and please know that you will never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. Love, Susie, Dick, and Sally Huggins

  • So sorry to hear of Rich’s passing! Yet so blessed to have known him! He faithfully attended our 6 A.M. prayer group every Saturday morning held for about ten years at Maiden Lane Church of God, where I grew to know him and admire his sincere and “giving” heart. He always arrived early to unlock the church for us, since a few if us didn’t attend church there. He never complained though at times his life was caught up in turmoil. He remained steady and stalwart in his quiet unassuming way. I look forward to fellowshipping with you, Rick, on the other side in glory!

  • I remember driving all the way to Springfield two Christmases in a row to watch them sing in The Living Christmas Tree. Now they are truly rejoicing in the Living Heavenlies!!! So sorry for your loss.

  • Sending thoughts and prayers to you all. May you cherish the memories.
    Sam, Bunny and Jillian Vance