Wayne Richmond, 76, of Nelson, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 30, 2014. He was born September 6, 1937 in Kilsyth, WV to Edward G. and Pearline (Kincaid) Richmond. Wayne enjoyed a variety of occupations. He was a true renaissance man, and many people would recognize him as an insurance agent. He enjoyed a close relationship with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was a true patriot. Wayne loved hunting, fishing, bowling and being outdoors. He was a hard worker and especially loved time spent with his family.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Blanche (Estep) Richmond of Nelson; sons, Jeff (Tina) of NY, Jay (Sandi) of Garrettsville and Chip (Autumn) of Northfield Center; daughter, Katie Kopf of Buffalo; sister, Patricia Potter of Minneapolis; niece, Karen Potter; and grandchildren, Neal, Jason, Heather, Melanie, Alice, Penelope and Charlie. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughters, Judith Ann and Julie Ann.
Calling hours are 5-8 PM on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 and one hour prior to the 2 PM service on Wednesday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Rev. Fred Bell will officiate the service followed by burial at Harrington Cemetery in Nelson Twp. Online condolences at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com.
(Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 330-527-2188, RC 6-1-14)
I was saddened to hear of Wayne's death from my sister Sandy. I had not seen Wayne for many years.....since my father's funeral in 1998, and I regret losing touch over the years with his branch of my family. I have fond memories of playing with Jeff & Jay as a kid when they would come to Canton with Wayne & Blanche (and sometimes my uncle Ed & aunt Pearline as well) to visit my mother Margaret and my aunt Emma who lived next door. Uncle Ed used to tell great stories about the "old days" growing up in W. Va. I recall too that Jeff & Jay were pallbearers at my mom's funeral. My mom and Ed were siblings which made Wayne my eldest first cousin on the Richmond side.
I was very close to aunt Emma, and shortly before she died she gave me a patchwork quilt that she told me had been made by Pearline and her mother (I believe her name was Icee?) in the 1930s while Pearline was dating Ed, before they were married. Emma lived near Pearline's family then and, according to Emma, the women used to gather in the evenings to crochet and quilt. This quilt is in pristine condition and I've long thought it should go to someone in Wayne's family. I actually mentioned this to Wayne years ago when he called me about an insurance matter. At the time his kids were unmarried and he didn't think any of you would want "another old quilt." It is rather feminine (primary colors are pink & apple green) and it would be lovely in a girl's room. Jeff, my sister mentioned that you have two little girls. Perhaps you would like to have this heirloom from your grandmother & great-grandmother? Seems appropriate since you're the oldest. If you would like it, please let me know and I would be happy to send it to you. Or, if anyone else in your family is interested, I would be happy to send it to them as well. I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to everyone in Wayne's family and send warm wishes to all of you at this difficult time.
Keith Wenger, Durham, NC