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.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Richard Salisbury.