On Saturday, September 15, Richard Kenneth (Dick) Quillen went to his eternal reward.
Born on December 15, 1929 in Guernsey County to Delbert and Margaret Craigo Quillen, he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara Jean Angle Quillen; his son Roger (Joanna) of Decatur, Georgia; his son Ronald of Phoenix, Arizona; five grandchildren, Kelsey (Benjamin) Emerson of East Point, Georgia, Robert (Virginia) Quillen of Decatur, Georgia, Emma Quillen of Atlanta, Georgia, Lydia (Dirk) Gadd and Ross Quillen, both of Newcomerstown; a great-grandson, Liam Emerson of East Point, Georgia; his sister, Faye Quillen Carrico of Newcomerstown.
Richard was a Korean War Veteran, honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal in 1952. He was a member of VFW Post 3303 and American Legion Post 0431 in Newcomerstown. He was also a member of the Newcomerstown Trap Club and the Coshocton Gun Club. For 32 years, Richard was a long-distance truck driver and member of Teamster Union 92, working nine years with Baker Highway Express and 21 years with Alsco Anaconda, from which he retired in 1986. During their shared years of retirement, Richard and Barbara enjoyed traveling with friends, especially in the western states, and visiting with their sons and sons' families. From 2009 until 2015, they lived in Decatur, Georgia as next door neighbors to Roger and Joanna. Both before and after their nearly six years in Georgia, Richard was an active member of Kimbolton United Methodist Church. In Georgia, Richard and Barbara attended Decatur First United Methodist Church where they were active in the Ichthus Sunday School Class. In 2015, they returned to Newcomerstown to live in Riverside Apartments. Richard spent his final year and a half in Riverside Manor, where he was cared for and supported by many caring nurses, aides and attendants and was often visited by friends and family. Just days before his passing, he enjoyed a visit with Roger, Kelsy, Benjamin and his great grandson, Liam. In his final hours he was lovingly cared for by Barbara and by Crossroads Hospice.
Memorial services will be observed at a later date. Online condolences may be made at addyfuneralhome.com.