Richard W. “Richie” Looker, Sr.

October 10, 1956 ‒ March 25, 2010

Fulton, Ohio

He had an unforgettable personality and for one last time on Sunday, Richard will have the floor all to himself.

Richard W. “Richie” Looker Sr., age 53, of Fulton died Thursday, March 25, 2010 at his residence.

He was born on October 10, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Guy F. and Mary Grace (Oliverio) Looker.

Very skilled with his hands and with a sharp mind, Richard was an excellent carpenter. He was mainly self-employed, but also worked for the Reed’s and other businesses in the area.

A fan of old country and westerns, Richard could spend hours in front of the television watching Bonanza and The Rifleman.

According to his family he was quite the fireman, never afraid to risk his life for others. Labeled the “Morrow County Hero” by the Morrow County Sentinel, because he would not give his name, Richard risked his life when he entered into a burning trailer to save a baby.

Richard had the gift of gab and was an amazing storyteller; always giving great detail that completed the tale. His personality so magnetic, that when he went out you never knew what friend he may bring home.

Richard also enjoyed tinkering with old cars, and like so many of his generation, he had the knack for remembering the make and model of so many of the older cars.

Always thinking of others, Richard routinely prayed for his friends and family and was not ashamed of his relationship with Jesus.

He will be missed by his wife Connie Tennant, who he married in November of 1983 in Marion; his daughter Windy and her husband Jamis Rose of Mount Gilead; son Richard W. Looker Jr.; siblings Pat Gentile of Columbus, Barb Muir of Toledo, Gary and his wife Judith Schorr of Chatanooga, Tennessee, Verda and her husband Bill Caplinger of Ashley, and Janet and her husband Tom Keen of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on the family on Sunday March 28, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead. Rev. Donna Ball will conduct services there on Monday at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o the funeral home.

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