Richard Ogburn


Richard Taylor Ogburn was born to James and Gertrude Fyinette Ogburn on April 9, 1938 in Grant Town West Virginia, where he attended school in his early years.

Richard graduated from High School in Detroit Michigan in 1957. He then became employed by Ford Motor Company of Detroit. In 2002 he retired and then married his elementary school “Sweetheart”, Mary Howell, then moved to Columbus, Ohio.

Richard and Mary loved to travel International and Domestic. Richard was a giver and a blessing to many, He donated monetary gifts to Nursing Homes and numerous bikes to children. He was also an avid sports lover.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, James and Gertrude Ogburn; stepson, Vertchael Howell; and five sisters, Gertrude Baytops, Delorice Collier, Evelyn Mitchell, Dorothy Greene, and Mary Ogburn.

Richard leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Mary N. Ogburn; son, Richard T. Ogburn Jr.; three stepsons, John Howell, Ronald Howell, and Leonard Howell; brothers, James Ogburn and Bernard (Diane) Ogburn; sister-in-law, Nell Jones; special grandson, Cameron Howell; special nephew, Milton Baytops; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday, September 12, 2020 MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Karla Michele Nash

    To Richard Jr. You have my deepest condolence on the loss of Dickie. He was a great father to us both.

    • Ben will certainly miss Uncle Dickie. Ben talked about him all the time and really missed his visits with him at Altercare due to COVID 19. We are so glad that he was able to be a friend to Ben. They had a very special relationship.

  2. Sherri Nash and family

    There are no special words that can remove the pain of ones passing. Just know that my prayers are with you.

  3. No more pain and no more worries. Richard you can rest now. You will be truly missed but never forgotten. I am going to miss our Sunday TV lineup from football, baseball, The Walking Dead or whatever else was on, our talks, both of us falling asleep while watching TV and my Popeyes chicken.
    I love you!

  4. Prayers condolences to only son Richard Jr. 5 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.. Sherri Nash, and Karla Nash Stewart Step children.. I’ve known Mr. Ogburn, over45 years.. A great Man.. Sleep In Peace Sir.

  5. My prayers and thoughts are with you Mary and family GOD bless you .
    Betty Luzader and (Toby) Blessings to all

  6. Uncle Richard you have been so missed and will be remembered forever. Our great conversations, you showing up for Cody’s football and basketball games was everything.

  7. Approx 2 and a half years ago my friend and I had met “uncle Dickie” at Altercare Rehab in Canal Winchester ohio-Ben was 16 years old and instantly became “great friends’ with Richard-
    We visited many times
    and Ben always went in to talk to him-Richard always seemed so happy to see him-they watched sports-talked about fishing and of Bens school days-recently of course we could only see him at the window- Ben has been very worried about “uncle” – everyday he would ask me if I had any news about him-there is a photo of Ben and uncle together in this memorial-He will miss him so much-thank you “uncle Dickie” for being a good friend to Ben! RIP –Prayers to the family and friends-

    • Thank you for your prayers. Please think Ben for me for his love for his uncle Dickie. His uncle Dickie loved him and always enjoyed his visits. When I saw the picture of them two together I knew it had to go in his memorial.

  8. Aunt Mary, I am deeply sorry for your loss!! We love you and have you in our prayers. My favorite memory of Uncle Richard is no matter how he felt or how sick he might of been, he always had a smile and a joke for us kids!

  9. My deepest sympathy to the family of Dickie may he Rest In Peace.

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