JACKSON CENTER - Richard "Dick" Russell Free, 64, of 105 Island Avenue, Jackson Center, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Aug. 13, 1949, in Sidney, the son of the late Russell Free and Joann (Bodenmiller) Free, who survives in Botkins.
Dick is survived by his two children, Richard Russell Free II and wife Amy, of Troy, and Julie K. Free, of Jackson Center; six grandchildren, Ashley, Sierra, Maleah, Kaylee, Haley, and Sam; one great-grandchild, Carson; one brother, Mike Free and wife Marilyn, of Anna; and one sister, Jean Zimpfer, of Botkins.
Mr. Free was a veteran of the United States Army
who served during the Vietnam War
. He worked in the material service department for Honda in Anna where he retired after almost 30 years of service.
Dick was an avid golfer. He loved sprint car racing and racing go-carts. Dick enjoyed sports and was a dedicated Bengals and Cincinnati Reds fan. He was a simple man, who enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, and never missed an opportunity to join his mom for dinner at her home. He will be dearly missed.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney with the Rev. David Brisker officiating. Burial with military honors by the United States Army will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco.
The family will receive friends on Monday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Free family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com