John Allen Richter, 78, of Chillicothe, died 7:08 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born June 24, 1938, in Chillicothe, to Herbert and Allie Britton Richter.
On June 25, 1960, he married the former Clara Mae Poynor, who survives.
Also surviving are children, Peggy Sue (John Boroff) Corya of Middle Point, John Allen (Cheri) Richter II of Middletown, Bryan David (Jackie) Richter of Chillicothe and Michael Douglas (Pam) Richter of Grove City; grandchildren, Zachary (Savanna) Corya, Shannon (Joshua) Boroff, Rebekah (Mike) Toppins, John Allen (Katie) Richter III, Todd Richter, Siera (Matthew) Schwartz, Sydney (Christopher) Carver, Ethan, Kenton “KK”, Jessica and Garrett Richter; great-grandchildren, Jayden, Sha-Lynn and Lorelai Boroff, Mason Corya and Clara Sue Richter; two sisters, Marian (Glenn) Snyder and Judith Cartee, both of Chillicothe; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Herbert; and mother and stepfather, Allie and John McAbee.
John retired from DuPont, where he worked as an electrician. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Charleston Church of the Brethren.
Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Ware Funeral Home, Chillicothe, with Pastor Mel Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Charleston Church of the Brethren Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to time of service at noon Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Township Fire Dept., 3140 Lick Run Rd., Chillicothe, OH 45601.
You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal