Richey was a decorated WWII Air Force veteran and worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Richey and his wife Neva, who also served in the United States Navy, owned and operated the Richey’s Village Mart in Ripley for 24 years and later worked for Ring Real Estate in Georgetown, Ohio. He was a member of the Carey-Bavis American Legion Post #180 in Georgetown, and a life time member of the DAV.
Wendell was born April 16, 1920 in Russellville, Ohio the son of the late Robert Lee and Lura (McGohan) Richey. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Waneva G. (Wallace) Richey in 2002 and one brother – John T. Richey.
Richey is survived by his son David Richey (Bobbie) of Corinth, Ky.; daughter Jill Ring (Charlie) of Georgetown, Ohio; grandchildren Sean Richey (Holly) and Dawn Grippa (Tony) all of Ripley, Ohio; six step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; sister Wanda Myers of Georgetown; brother-in-law Gerald Wallace (Sherry) of Punta Gorda, Florida and many special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Georgetown Church of Christ in Georgetown, Ohio. Kevin Whitsett and James Settles will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown. Interment will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Russellville, Ohio with military services by the Carey-Bavis American Legion Post #180 of Georgetown, Ohio.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgetown Church of Christ, 149 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.