Richard M. “Dick” Garee

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December 6, 1938 - September 6, 2023

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Sunday, September 10th from 3-5 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home


Monday, September 11th at 11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

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Richard M. "Dick" Garee, age 84, of Centerburg, OH, formerly of Sunbury, OH passed away September 6, 2023. Graduate of Big Walnut High School. A dedicated worker in the Funeral Industry his entire life with Jerry Spears Funeral Home, DeVore Funeral Home, National Sales Manager for Clark Grave Vault Co. and currently with Moreland Funeral Homes. U.S. Army veteran. Member of The Bridge-Sunbury, Amvets Post #59, Sparrow Lodge #400 F.& A.M., Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine. Former Zoning Inspector for Trenton Township. Dick enjoyed life and nature and would often stop to smell the roses. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Marsha; daughter, Gina (James) Butler; son Rich (Becky) Garee; grandchildren, Angela (Morgan) Rinehart, Nickolas and Grath Garee and Josh Butler; great-grandchildren, Reece and Aubry Rinehart; Brayden Garee, Savanah Hendrix, Gunner and Paisley Butler; brother, John (Jann) Garee; sister-in-law, Sally Lechler; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Earl M. "Butch" Lechler. Friends may call at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, OH Sunday 3-5 p.m. where service will be held Monday at 11 a.m.. Rev. Richard A. McIntyre, officiating. Interment Trenton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Big Walnut Friends Who Share, P.O. Box 424, Sunbury, OH 43074.


Dellann kuhn - Sep 10, 2023

Our prayers and condolences are with you at this time.

Rebecca Hoover - Sep 8, 2023

Marsha, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it has been for you but just know you are not alone. love you

Ed and Linda Roshon - Sep 8, 2023

We send our sympathy in this difficult time. He served our community so well. Thank you all for sharing him with us. While we must go forward with our lives, he has reached reward. We pray for your comfort. M

Loretta and family - Sep 7, 2023

I’m so sorry for your loss may he rest in heaven. Love you guys💜

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