Richard L. Strode, Sr. - Morgan County Herald: Obituaries

Richard L. Strode, Sr.

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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:15 pm

Richard L. Strode, Sr., 84, of Malta, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at his home.

He was born February 27, 1936, in Malta, to the late Emerson Strode and Wilma Benjimin Strode.

Richard was retired from Gould Inc. where he had worked as a preventive maintenance and machinist. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of McConnelsville.

He is survived by a daughter, Pennie (Jim) Roth of Marion; a son, Richard L. (Debbie) Strode, Jr., of Malta; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Ray Strode of Brunswick, GA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis A. Strode; two sisters, Joyce Ely and Betty Addis; a stepsister, Bessie Marsh; and two brothers, Ralph and Stanley Strode.

Calling hours will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at the Miller-Huck Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., with Pastor Tom Barton officiating.

Richard will be laid to rest beside his wife in Wiseman Cemetery, with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 170 Church Dr., McConnelsville, OH 43756.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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