Richard L. Coddington, 72
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Richard L. Coddington, 72, of Battle Ground, IN, died at 4:21 PM Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Indiana University Health.
He was born August 18, 1939, in Lafayette, IN, to William Coddington and Martha G. Bell Patterson. Dick graduated from Klondike High school class of 1957. On October 18,1959 he married Joan Loft and she survives.
Dick worked for National Homes for 7 years and then for the West Lafayette Fire Dept. for 23 years, retiring as Fire Chief in 1988.
Dick was an avid fisherman and liked to go to Florida in the winters. He enjoyed having Fish fries for his family and friends.
Surviving are his Wife- Joan Coddington, Battle Ground, IN; Sons- Richard L. Coddington Jr.- Decatur IL, Randy L. Coddington wife Heather- Indianapolis, Jeffery A. Coddington- Lebanon; Daughter- Sally J. Hedden husband Tim- Battle Ground; his mother of Mulberry; Brothers- James Coddington wife Janice- Lafayette, Robert Coddington - California; Granddaughters- Jessica Randolph- Indianapolis, Samantha Hedden, Rebecca Hedden, Rachel Hedden and Katie Hedden, all of Battle Ground.
Visitation will be 5-8pm Friday, February 3, 2012, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel with Last Alarm Service at 7:30pm.
Funeral Service 10am Saturday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, Officiating Rev. Dr. Jacob H. Hoffman.
Burial will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
Preceded in death by father William Coddington
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to: Battle Ground Fire Dept.
P. O. Box 259 Battle Ground IN 47920. Online condolences send to
Published in the Journal & Courier on Feb. 2, 2012