Richard Fling

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April 23, 1940 - January 20, 2017

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10-11 a.m., Johnson-Melick-Moreland


Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11 a.m., Johnson-Melick-Moreland


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Richard K. (Dick) Fling, 76, of Centerburg, passed away peacefully on January 20th, 2017 at Centerburg Pointe Nursing Center. He was born on April 23, 1940 to the late Robert F. and Opal M. (Walker) Fling also of Centerburg. Richard was a 1958 graduate of Centerburg High School. He was a retired employee of Pittsburgh Plate of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and was previously employeed by the Columbus Dispatch. He was an avid Ohio State, Cleveland Indian and Centerburg Trojan fan. He is survived by his daughter, Jerilyn (Fling) Moreland (Jeff Kestner) of Hilliard and son, Kent Fling (Cyndy) of Columbus; grandchildren, Kaitlin (Brian), Austin and Ramey of Centerburg and Graham, Grace and Olivia of Columbus. Richard is survived by five sisters, Linda (Gordon) Houck, Phyllis Sipes and Jeanette Updike, all of Centerburg; Maxine Neighbarger (Clyde) of Homer and Ruth Welker (Jack) of Mount Vernon. Richard leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, along with numerous great-nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by brothers, Roger and Kenneth; nephew, Robbie Fling; nieces, Gloria Neighbarger and Becky Collins. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28th 2017 at JOHNSON-MELICK-MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 49 West Church Street, Centerburg followed by a service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg. Memorial contributions can be made to the Centerburg Track Team or the Centerburg Cheerleading Squad in care of Centerburg Schools in honor of Richard.


Gloria Parsisson - Jan 28, 2017

Our sympathy to all.
Gloria and family

Ron Pruett - Jan 25, 2017

So sorry to hear about Dick. I’ve told the story often about Dick and I going to Mt Vernon (he used to work for Harry Melic funeral home) to pick up someone and he pulled into the drive in and the carhop came up and Dick said “give us three cokes, he looked in the back and said “make that two….

Larry miller - Jan 25, 2017

Sorry to hear about Dick.
I met Dick in the 7th grade. We used to play ball in back of Dick’s house in the pasture field. The family had a dog. I think its name was tippy. Every once in awhile we would have to run the dog down to get our ball back. When it was time for me to go home Dick’s mother Opal would send me home with some home made butter. When Dick would come and visit Janet and I, he would always bring us a dozen of eggs and have lunch with us. I always enjoyed working with Dick on the PPG picnic. Our condolences to Dick’s family. Janet & Larry Miller

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