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Richard Arthur McCollister

April 14, 1932 ~ May 3, 2018 (age 86)
Richard Arthur McCollister, 86, of Groveport, died on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster. Born on April 14, 1932 to the late Arthur McCollister and Elsie Sims, Richard was a 1949 graduate of Groveport-Madison High School. Richard proudly served in the Navy and worked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years. He was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church, the Groveport Masonic Lodge, the Groveport Chapter #440 of Eastern Star, and the Aladdin Shrine Temple. He is survived by his granddaughters, Holli Vess and Nicole Bitler; his great-granddaughter, Isabella; cousin, Mary-Jane Metcalf; and his son-in-law, Richard Parker. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Eva; his daughter, Tina; step-mother, Ruth McCollister; and his half-brothers, Robert McCollister and Mickey Sims. Friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, May 7th at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, OH 43110, where a funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8th. Interment at Groveport Cemetery. Donations can be made in Richard’s memory to the Hopewell United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 4348 London-Lancaster Rd., Groveport, OH 43125.
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