Richard W. Wolfe

April 22, 1942 ‒ December 27, 2012

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Richard W. Wolfe, age 70, of Mount Vernon, died Thursday December 27, 2012 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born April 22, 1942 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to Warren Charles Wolfe and Jessie Jearldean (Steerman) Wolfe.

He grew up working for the family meat processing business “Wolfe’s Old Time Sausage,” had been employed as a commercial painter with his father-in-law John Merritt and had been an independent truck driver.

An avid history lover, he also enjoyed hunting and gardening and kept himself busy around his property on Glen Road. Richard’s passion in life was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years Dixie (Merritt) Wolfe; sons John (Erika) Wolfe and Richard (Kathy) Wolfe both of Mount Vernon and Michael (Wendy) Wolfe of Gambier; daughters Karina (Jim) Hull of Gambier and Kristina (Shannon) Staats of Mount Vernon; 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Friends may call Sunday December 30, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio where a funeral service will follow at 3pm with Pastor Dan Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County.

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