John Richard Wasson

Born: Sun., Dec. 2, 1928
Died: Thu., Jul. 2, 2020


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 09, 2020
Location: Reichard Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Jul. 09, 2020
Location: Reichard Funeral Home

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John Richard (Dick) Wasson, 91, of Union City, Indiana, died Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
He was born on December 2, 1928 at home south of Union City to the late Ralph and Daisie Stump Wasson. He married Norma Jean Lamb on February 22, 1947 and she proceeded him in death in 2009. He loved the Lord and was an active member of South Salem Church of Christ, where he had been a deacon, elder and Sunday School teacher. He loved to sing at church, in private, and with the South Salem Quartet. He and Norma enjoyed traveling, watching his grandchildren in sports, spending time with his family and the church. He ended his days living in the house in which he was born, a Hoosier Homestead Farm in the family since the mid-1800s. He loved all sports, especially baseball, and later in life he became an avid golfer. At age 87 he shot a hole-in-one, which brought him great joy.
Survivors include two daughters, Jolene (John) Hannum of Anderson and Marla (David) McNabb of Seymour; one son, Dean (Pam) Wasson of Bellefontaine, Ohio, nine grand-children, Nathan (Jenny) Hannum, Tabitha (Joshua) Hall, Rebekah Hannum, Benjamin (Holly) Hannum, Justin (Sara) McNabb, Nick (Leslie) McNabb, Katie (Eric) England, Mandolin Wasson Alexander, and Joshua (Kristen) Wasson; four foster grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; one brother, William (Donna) Wasson; one sister-in-law, Wilma Burk of Union City: and 3 nieces and 1 nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law Fred Burk.
Funeral services are 1:00 pm Thursday, July 9, at Reichard Funeral Home, Union City, IN, with John Hannum officiating. Burial will follow in Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester. Visitation is 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, directly prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to South Salem Church or Team Expansion with envelopes available at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Pat Mote
   Posted Sat July 04, 2020
I will miss your father on Sunday when I look up to the front of the church. He was always there, so faithful. I feel it a privilege to have known him for 47 years. Sincere sympathy to the family.

Melissa M Brandon
   Posted Sat July 04, 2020
My deepest sympathy for your family. dick was a wonderful man and I admired him so much growing up and learned so much from him and Norma. Again so sorry for your loss love Melissa Brandon

Wayne & Sue Felton
   Posted Sun July 05, 2020
I'm so sad for you and your family Jolene. He was a very nice man. Have good memories of him and. And your Mother. Know that we are thinking of you guy. Love to all of you.

   Posted Sun July 05, 2020
Sorry for your loss, We are very grateful to have known Dick and a privileged to work on his mowers for many years,He would stay and talk with us when he came over! We all loved Dick and his dog !! Prayers for all

Pastor Terry. Spiess
   Posted Sun July 05, 2020
Prayers for Dick's family. He and Norma have a special place in our hearts. Treasure the friendship and support they gave us when I was the minister at South Salem. Dick was a true man of God and know he is enjoying his reward in God's presence. Looking forward to renewing our friendship for all eternity ! RIP !

Cheryl Sanders
   Posted Sun July 05, 2020
So sry to hear this Marla. Praying for ur family.

Ron and Sharon Vernon
   Posted Mon July 06, 2020
Jolene and John and family,
We are sorry you have lost your father and grandfather, but we are thankful he loved the Lord and his family. We have great hope of seeing our loved ones again in His Kingdom. God bless and comfort you in your sorrow.
Ron and Sharon

Anita Sickels
   Posted Wed July 08, 2020
So sorry for Dick’s passing. He was one of the kindest men I ever knew.

Belle Center Church of Christ
   Posted Thu July 09, 2020
Dean served our congregation as pastor several years ago. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time. "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants" Psalm 116:15.

Dana Sue Lane Curtis
   Posted Thu July 09, 2020
My Dad wanted to express his Condolences to your family. My Dad Charles Lane & your Dad Graduated together in 1949...Dad expressed that only leaves two male classmates & two Ladies still living. Our Dads definitely lived a full life. So very sorry for your loss.

Charles Lane class of 49’

Marla Threewits
   Posted Tue August 04, 2020
Dear Wasson family,

I was so sorry to learn if your dad’s passing. What a wonderful guy! I always enjoyed running into him and talking with him. He will be missed.

Take care. Our deepest condolences.
Steve and Marla (Coppess) Threewits

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