Richard M. “Rick” Paykoff
November 20, 1964 ‒ July 09, 2017
Lewis Center, Ohio
Richard M. “Rick” Paykoff, age 52 died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital following complications from a cerebral blood clot.
The youngest of five children, he was born on November 20, 1964 in Delaware to the late George T. and Iris M. (Spencer) Paykoff. Rick was a 1983 graduate of Olentangy High School, where he also played football and later graduated from Ohio University with a degree in business management.
Living a determined and hard working life, he was a lifelong associate of 35 years with John Howald and Simero Roofing Systems, Inc.. Rick served as general manager and was very proud of their project foremans, dedicated crews, and large completed commercial projects. Rick always had a project in the works; it was described that he could keep an old piece of equipment working for years. He could fix anything. He treasured time tinkering in his shop. Always neighborly, he assisted with plowing snow, or tilling gardens, that’s just the way he was. He also enjoyed working on the family farm.
Rick shared in the care for the Peachblow United Methodist Church. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeye’s and NASCAR. Rick was also a member of the Rush Motorsports pit crew as well as many of his brother’s adventuresome motorsports teams.
Known for researching every aspect of a project or concern, he was a collector of everything and a consummate shopper for the best deal. Loyal, kind, and dependable, he was never one to say no when help was needed. Rick participated in many things and was always generous with both this time and talents. His favorite place was home on the family farm or in his shop where he was currently restoring his grandfather’s Ford 8N tractor. He enjoyed an ornery sense of humor and will be remembered for his helpful and caring ways.
Rick was a fantastic brother and uncle to his family and siblings who will forever cherish his memory. They include siblings: Chris A. (DeeDee) Paykoff of Lewis Center, Georgianna “Georgie” Paykoff of Columbus, Daniel T. (Kim) Paykoff, Patrick D. (Debbie) Paykoff all of Lewis Center, treasured nieces and nephews: Heather, Christopher, Nathan, Melissa, Austan, Connor, Sheridan, 6 great-nieces and nephews, girlfriend Sherry Melvin and her children Luke and Kaleb, Zeke his cat, and numerous friends, neighbors, and work associates.
Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Grace Point Community Church, 2393 Peachblow Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 where services celebrating his life will be held 10:30 am Saturday with Pastor’s Tom Keene and Terry Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Cheshire Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Peachblow United Methodist Church, a place dear to Rick’s heart.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com