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John Richard WassonJohn 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 â 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 www.reichardfh.com
Dear Wasson family,
I was so sorry to learn if your dads 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
Marla Threewits Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM
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.
Belle Center Church of Christ Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM
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
Dana Sue Lane Curtis Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry for Dicks passing. He was one of the kindest men I ever knew.
Anita Sickels Jul 8 2020 12:00 AM
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
Ron and Sharon Vernon Jul 6 2020 12:00 AM
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.
Wayne & Sue Felton Jul 5 2020 12:00 AM
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
MARK LEEKA Jul 5 2020 12:00 AM
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 !
Pastor Terry. Spiess Jul 5 2020 12:00 AM
So sry to hear this Marla. Praying for ur family.
Cheryl Sanders Jul 5 2020 12:00 AM
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.
Pat Mote Jul 4 2020 12:00 AM