Richard R. Daniels

June 21, 1957 ‒ March 24, 2017

Wooster, Ohio

Richard R. Daniels, 59, of Wooster passed away Friday morning March 24, 2017 at the Wooster Community Hospital. He was born June 21, 1957 in Mount Vernon to the late Ralph R. and Margaret J. (Wertz) Daniels.

Rich was a 1975 graduate of Fredericktown High School and earned an Associate Degree from ATI in Wooster. He was the farm manager for Shoup Brothers in Orrville. Rich was a faithful member of the Apple Creek United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Middlebury Grange 192.  Richard was an avid sports fan and he especially enjoyed the Buckeyes.

Rich is survived by his sister, Becky (Dennis) Shinaberry , his brother, David (Kathy) Daniels and brother-in-law, Irl Ruhl all of Fredericktown; nephews and nieces, Charles (Darla) Daniels of Glandorf, Chad (Libby) Daniels, Rachel (Rony) Stull, Renee (Mike) Gearheart, Josh (Sarah) Shinaberry, Jeremy Shinaberry, Ryan Ruhl and Jim Shinaberry all of Fredericktown; 7 great nephews and nieces; and his close friends at the farm, his church family and his many friends in the Wooster area.

In addition to his parents, Rich was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Ruhl.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of a funeral service celebrating the life of Rich at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Apple Creek United Methodist Church, 269 West Main St., Apple Creek with Pastor Kenn Curren officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlebury Grange, c/o Robert Payne, 9087 Overly Rd., Fredericktown, OH 43019 or the Apple Creek United Methodist Church.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Richard R. Daniels.

  • Soo sorry Becky and Dave. Your family has suffered much in such a short time. Dick as very special to us, as was Jane. There are so many memories of the Daniels, Shinaberry and Weller families doing things together in the younger years. Prayers for peace and comfort in the years ahead. Hugs

  • Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Brother Richard. We enjoyed getting to know Richard through the years at our Church services and activities. He will be greatly missed.

  • Our prayers are with Rich and his family every day. We met Rich in church several years ago, he very seldom missed a Sunday service. Richard, Carol and I , and several friends enjoyed many good meals and conversation at Bob Evan’s after church. Carol and I drove many miles with him during the times he wasn’t driving. Richard was a good friend. Dan and Carol Dalrymple.

  • Dave and Becky and families:
    We really got to know Dick through Dart Ball and we enjoyed playing with him he was a great guy and was always a lot of fun and so dedicated to his team. Our prayers are for the family during this time of loss.
    Skip and Bev. Edwards

  • My deepest sympathy to all the family on your loss. You have lost a lot in such a short time. My prayers go out to family and friends.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Your wonderful family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    In sympathy,
    Norman Jones

  • Dave, Becky and families,

    Our deepest sympathy to your families for Richard’s passing.
    There are no perfect words of comfort but only the strength and peace that come from your friends’ prayers. May you feel that strength and peace in the days to follow.

    Dallas and Deanna Tackett

  • We are so sorry for your loss and want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Tim and Denise Rinehart.

  • Our sincere condolences to the Daniels family on the loss of your dear loved one. Our prayers are with you and your family. 🙏🙏🙏

  • To your family,
    My daughter and I were so sadden when we were told of Richards passing, he will be very missed at church. He was a quite man but he was always helping out when able. We will be unable to attend his funeral but I wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your loss and we will be praying for your family.
    In prayer,
    Delores & Charity Myers

  • I am so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. We grew up together and graduated together. He was my friend during our school days, I am so sorry.

  • Dear Becky and Dennis and boys, so sorry for the loss of your brother. Your family is in my prayers. Love Susan

  • Our sincere condolences to the Daniels family on the loss of Dick. What a great guy.Our prayers are with you and your family

  • Dave & Kathy, Becky & Dennis, Renee & Mike and families,

    My sincere sympathy for your loss. Your family has suffered much in the past year. May happy memories and your faith bring you peace in the months ahead.