Richard A. Neblette

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NEBLETTE Richard A. Neblette, age 85 passed away after a brief illness on July 16, 2012. He was born on September 14, 1926 in Kansas City, MO to Robert and Nellie Neblette. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Vernon Neblette of Kansas City and Wilber (Sylvia) Neblette of Orange County CA., sisters Marguerite (Don) Maddox of Kansas City and Isabelle (Joe) Brown of Shingle Springs, CA, father-in-law Edward Precour of Alpena, MI, sister-in-law Virginia (Irv) Christopherson, brother-in-law Richard Brown and nephew Mike Brown all of Alpena. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, June Neblette. Beloved father and grandfather of daughters Debi (Mark) Garrett and Donna (Jim) Gavelda, grandchildren Dustin McComas, Gabi McComas, great grandchildren Lydia and Jacob McComas all of Columbus, mother-in-law Ada Precour of Alpena, sisters-in-law Iris Collins of South Carolina, Geri (Bodo) Hanson, Barb (Red) Crittenden and brother-in-law Steve (Madelyn) Precour allof Alpena. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and close friends. Richard was a Navy veteran who served in WWII from 1944-1953. He also served in the Army from 1960-1966. He was awarded Point System Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal and Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal while serving in the Navy. Richard was employed with the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1948-1968. He retired as an accountant from Indian Springs Poultry in 1991. Richard was very active in the Boy Scouts, Pickaway County Sportsmans Club and Camp Perry. He was a life member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #1598 and was an active member of Ascension Lutheran Church. At his request there will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date with family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his honor to the or to Ascension Lutheran Church. Arrangements completed by WEIR-AREND FUNERAL HOME 614-268-3593. Please visit to sign the official online Neblette family guestbook.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 18, 2012
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