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L. F. "Lonnie" Lavery

L. F. "Lonnie" Lavery, 65, passed away October 31, 2012.

Preceded in death by his father and mother, Richard and Dorthea Lavery; he is survived by wife, Renee; children, Joseph, Mark (Sue) and Lindsay; and granddaughters, Kaylie, Kelsey, and Kaitlyn.

A third generation horseman, international judge and life-long promoter of American Saddlebred Horses, he also specialized in Morgans, Hackneys and Road Horses. He was past president and hall of fame member of the United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA). Lonnie and his family operated Richlon Farm of Sharon Center, Ohio from 1967-2006.

Achievements aside, Lonnie was an outstanding, multi-talented artist, not only with a horse, but with words, and with a guitar. He was not only the consummate entertainer and host, he was an amusing and sage advisor to anyone who asked and would listen. His recommendations and his way with words, both spoken and written, will long be remembered.

Friends may call at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., from 2 to 3:30 p.m. with a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 19. To honor Lonnie's legacy of giving to the horse industry, memorials may be made to the UPHA Dewey Henderson Benevolent Fund, 4059 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 2, Lexington, KY 40511.



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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Nov. 17, 2012
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