BELLEFONTAINE - Richard H. Crandall, 82, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
He was born on March 8, 1932, in Delaware County, Ohio, to the late Odus and Mary (Phillips) Crandall.
On Dec. 31, 1955, he married the former Iris Mae Tennant at the Forest Lawn Presbyterian Church in Marion, Ohio, and she survives along with their children, Pastor Julie (Craig) Fogle of rural Hardin County, Ohio, and Atty. Jeffre (Donna) Crandall of Westport, Wash.; grandchildren, Neal, Rachel, Rebecca, and Mikayla; great granddaughter, Lilliana; and his twin sister, Dorothy "Dottie" Crandall of Delaware, Ohio.
Richard graduated from Radnor High School and attended Ohio Wesleyan University. He was a longtime Realtor and Auctioneer in Logan County, and throughout Ohio. He raised Black Angus cattle and Standardbred horses.
He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Bellefontaine, past member and officer of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and the Logan County Board of Realtors and was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge #132 where he enjoyed having lunch with other business men in the community. He was a Civil War historian, and collector of fine Civil War arms, Indian relics, and farm machinery. He loved God, his family, his country and hard work.
Gene Marine will officiate a 1 p.m. service on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in the Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, 118 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 or the First Presbyterian Church, 240 S. Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com