Richard R. Pence, 81, passed away on October 7, 2019. He was born on January 20, 1938 the son of the late Charles & Geneva Pence. Richard proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserves for 8 years. He retired from The Timken Company after 41 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and camping. He also loved caring for all of his "critters" ( ferrel cats, deer, and other wildlife) but the cats have been the biggest part of his life and he enjoyed giving them names. Richard touched many lives with his friendly and caring spirit.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Robert LaBord; sister Virginia "Ginny" Pence; son Richard C. Pence; and granddaughter Lynndessa Meadows.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Cecil A. Pence; children Jody Dycus, Kris (David) Henson, Doug Meadows, Scott Pence, Shaun Pence, and Ed Meadows; 13 grandchidlren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Charlotte Stark; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at the Reed Funeral Home (CANTON CHAPEL) where a Memorial Service will be held at 3:00PM with Pastor Ken Hacker officiating.
The family invites you to visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to read the obituary, sign the online guestbook and share fond memories.