Richard Wilson Betsill, 76, of Stuarts Draft, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 20, 1935, in Zanesville, Ohio, a son of James L. Betsill and Sadie L. Wilson Betsill. Mr. Betsill graduated from George Washington University and was employed as Southern Area Sales Manager for Wise Foods,a division of Borden for 30 years. He loved reading, drawing, walking, but most of all his family. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Carol Clemens Betsill. His precious daughter, Jennifer Betsill Slack and her husband, Ken; two grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Aaron James Slack and Julia Grace Slack.
Survivors also include his brother, James L. Betsill, with whom he had a close relationship and his wife, Joan; a niece, Melanie Tillery; a nephew, David Betsill; a grandnephew, Jim Tillery and his wife, Shawna; a sister-in-law that he loved to pick on, JoAnn McCutcheon; a 93 year old mother-in-law, Mabel Clemens; a brother-in-law, James Clemens and his wife, Janice; and lastly, his two furry girls, Cassie and Emmeline, his faithful dogs. Mr. Betsill was a member of White Hill Church of the Brethren in Stuarts Draft, and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church building fund. A celebration of Richard's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at White Hill Church on Old White Hill Road in Stuarts Draft. The Reverend James and the Reverend David Chappell are in charge of the service. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.
This obituary was originally published in the News Virginian.