Richard Lee Morckel

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XENIA Richard Lee Morckel, 75, of Xenia, formerly of Mt. Vernon and Massillon, went Home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton, after a courageous 4 year battle with cancer. He was born July 28, 1938, in Minerva, Ohio, the son of Kenneth and Mary Truxall Morckel. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Xenia, and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving honorably during the Cuban Missle Crisis. He was a graduate of Lehman High School and was a former teacher at Canton Central Catholic High School and Jackson High School, of Massillon. He owned a Farmer's Insurance Agency in Mt. Vernon and retired as an agent with Nationwide Insurance in 2012. He was a member of VFW Post # 9927, Kettering. He is survived by his wife, Sondra (Johnson) Howe Morckel, five children, Catherine Thomas, of Massillon, Tiffany Bower, of Dayton, TN, Joseph Morckel, of Brewster, Patricia Blankenhorn, of Athens, Megan Welch, of Massillon, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 step-children, Michele Doherty and Paul Dischner, Jr., by a sister, Shirley Martin, of Robertsville, and her 3 children, and by many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and by his late wife, Kay Morckel. Dick will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Services will be held at 5pm, Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Bible Baptist Church, 1679 W. Second St., Xenia, with Rev. David McClellan officiating. Visitation will be held from 3-5pm, Sunday, at the church. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon, Monday, October 21, at Rose Hill Cemetery, Massillon. A reception for family and friends will be held following the graveside services, at Central Presbyterian Church, 47 Second St., Massillon. Contributions may be made to Bible Baptist Church Missions Fund, in Dick's memory. Condolences may be made to the family at
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