Richard Salisbury

January 06, 1929 ‒ April 07, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Richard Salisbury, age 87, of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born January 6, 1929 in Columbus.

Richard honorably served his country in the Navy during WWII. He was a faithful member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.  Richard worked 39 years for Columbus Auto Parts.

Richard is survived by his wife of 66 years, Chris (Davis) Salisbury; children, Leslye (Wray) Sabins, Michael (Billie) Salisbury, Cheri (Cliff) Shellenbarger and our Tweety; the Selvage family, the Davis family, and the Messenger/Morrison family; and 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

In addition to his mother, Gladys, Richard was preceded in death by a sister, Maryann Arnold.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Vincent Nguyen as the Celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mount Liberty Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Knox Community Hospital, Center for Cancer Care, 1451 Yauger Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Richard Salisbury.

  • I am really going to miss the best brother in law ever! Not to mention the world’s second best golfer next to my brother Don!

  • Chris and family: You know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We feel this loss so deeply, but we know that Dick is enjoying that perfect golf course in the sky. The only thing that would make it better for him would be to have Jim and Don there–he could give them pointers on making their games better. When either had a good shot, he would always say, “even a blind squirrel gets a nut every once in a while!” You know, too, that if there were any way we could be there, we would. We will see you in May. Stay strong as you have been through Dick’s illness. Our love to all the family.

  • Our family’s so very sad about your loss. We know that Dick will be missed dearly. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love to you all,
    Sheryl Landis
    Tabitha Braxton
    Sarah Landis
    Nathan Landis

  • Chris and Family So sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. God Bless all of you.

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. You are certainly in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We are thinking about you,family,Dick was a fighter,strong,we have miss him in church.We are praying for you all, take care, Hope to see you in church.