BRYAN -- Richard O. Garver, 77, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio.
He was born June 4, 1936, in Paulding County, Ohio, the son of Richard A. and Elizabeth (Lawson) Garver. On November 9, 1998, he married Betty Casper Grunden, who preceded him in death on February 12, 2013. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps; was a member of Eagles Aerie 2233 of Bryan; VFW Post 587 of Paulding; American Legion Post 178 of Van Wert; and the Marine Corps League 758 of Defiance. He retired from LaFarge Corporation in 1998.
He is survived by three granddaughters, Heather (David) Doolittle, Angola, Ind., Anne Thomas and Dawn Emberling, both of Paulding; son-in-law, Doc Aldred of Paulding; two great-grandsons, Brennen and Breyson; and sister, Mary Branfield, Blytheville, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, Ned A. Garver; a daughter, Dawnette Aldred; and sisters, Veda Bayless and Rose Thomas.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 7, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will be conducted in Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, September 6, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding
Donations may be made to CHP Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.