Richard Lee Shoenfelt

January 06, 1939 ‒ August 23, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Richard “Dick” Shoenfelt went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Morrow Manor Nursing Center surrounded by his family. He was 78.

Dick was born January 6, 1939 in Stubenville to parents Guy & Ruth (Zeger) Shoenfelt. A young lady named Peggy Lee Fendley caught his eye and the pair married on May 17, 1969. He was a truck driver for many years, most recently at Con-Way Central Express for 15 years.

Three things were most important to Richard: number one was God, number two was family, and number three was golf. Dick had a heart for the Lord and an evangelical spirit. A gentleman to his core, Dick truly loved his family and always looked for the best in others. He enjoyed hot rod car shows and deer hunting, but golfing was his passion and he was blessed to golf all across the USA.

Richard was a member of Calvary Baptist in Ashland where he enjoyed fellowship with his church family—especially his Sunday school classmates.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Peggy Shoenfelt of Mansfield; daughter Jill (Paul) Reynolds of Cadiz, KY; grandchildren Evan Werner, Michaela Werner, Damon Reynolds, Justin Reynolds, Blake Reynolds, and Caleb Reynolds; siblings Janet Griffeth, Jim (Nancy) Shoenfelt, Linda Black, and Ruth Ann Wilson; sister-in-law Vilena Shoenfelt; along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by siblings David Shoenfelt, Joe Shoenfelt, and Jeanne Miles.

His family will receive friends Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A private graveside funeral service honoring Richard’s life will be held in Oak Grove Memorial Park near Lexington. His son-in-law Paul Reynolds will officiate before the burial.

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  • To Rock’s family and friends: Dick was such a wonderful man. He used to come into Hawkins market when I worked there, and eat lunch at the snack bar. He was always kind, polite and funny. It was always a pleasure to see him. I know he is with God. His faith was so strong. My deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends. God bless. Lisa Keener

  • Sorry about the misspelling in my first post. I am on a kindle, and it quite frequently misspells people’s names. I meant to write to Dick’s family and friends not Rock’s. Apologies!

  • Our heart aches with Peg but rejoices with Dick…He has finished the fight and now rejoices with the Lord…He and Peg together were fun helpful neighbors…many good memories…and now…he waits for all of us in that home beyond the skies and undoubtedly is having his share of Whit’s frozen Custard….our love and prayers will continue for Peg Jill and rest of the family….God bless you…Jan and Ron

  • Richard IS a loving spirit and now in his glorified body with the LORD. It is truly a blessing to touch so many lives while being in the flesh. Richard touched ours and we will miss him (for now). Peggy, and Richard’s family, you have our deepest sympathy for your loss. He will be truly missed. We ask that our heavenly Father give you rich memories to help ease the pain. Please call upon HIM when the void in your heart gets too great. HE will comfort you with His Holy Spirit.

    Ronald and Queen Dulin-McKinney

  • To Dicks family and friends: Dick was a very special person. We knew him through golf, which he loved dearly. We own Woody Ridge Golf Course and Dick would visit us quite often. What a great guy! I would run into him at Meijers quite often and talk about our golf game. We want to extend our sympathies to his family. Thank you Dick for being one of the best person I have had the chance to meet and call you my friend.

  • Peggy & family,
    We can’t tell you how very much we will miss Dick. He was a huge part of our lives and a true blessing to each and every one of us here in Virginia. The wonderful memories and laughter we all shared will always be with us and I pray that is what you all remember. May God surround you all now with His comforting arms as you grieve for this wonderful gentleman and true friend.

    All our love and God Bless each and every one of you,
    Paul & Linda Griffith

  • Dear Ruth Ann & Family,

    So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Will have you and your family in my prayers each day praying that God will grant you peace with each passing day and to delight in knowing you will see David again one day.

    Judy (Bolding-Rogers) DeIuliis
    Old Johnsville classmate