PAULDING -- Richard J. Goings, 92, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, comfortably at his home in Paulding, Ohio, surrounded by family.
Richard was born June 18, 1921, in Paulding County to Lula (Vena) and James Goings. He was a graduate of Paulding High School and a veteran of World War II. After serving his country, he moved to Toledo, Ohio, where he made his residence for more than 50 years. In 1950, he married Ada E. Glenn, who preceded him in death. A retiree of the Department of the Army and the U.S. Postal Service, Richard loved sports and was a great fan of the Ohio Buckeyes. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Midwestern Golf Club, the Classic Golf Club, and the Young Senior Bowling League, Toledo, Ohio.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews; family; and friends, among them a great-nephew, Allen Davis, Toledo; two nieces, Roberta Hardman, Paulding, and Margaret Ann Crutchfield; and a great-niece, Tara Ingol, both of Latty, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Alice Crutchfield and an infant, Evaline; five brothers, Leo, Howard, Roy, Ray, Robert; one niece and four nephews.
Military graveside services will be conducted by VFW Post 587 at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Middle Creek Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Grover Hill. Visitation will be Saturday, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.
Donations may be made to Paulding County Hospital Home Health Care and Community Health Professionals & Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.