Richard E. Spires age 88 years of West Union, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center in Seaman. Mr. Spires was born on Jan. 7, 1928 the son of the late Oscar and Mary A. (Blanton) Spires in Stout, Ohio.
Mr. Spires was a member of the East Liberty Church, the Manchester VFW and the American Legion. He was past president of the Adams County Airport board and a past member of the Adams County Fair board.
Survivors include his wife Phyllis (Johnson) Spires of West Union; one son, Doug Spires and wife Patty of West Union; one daughter, Teresa and husband Mike McCann of West Union; two brothers, Glenn and Victor Spires both of West Union; four grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great grandson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday April 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home with Jason Hayslip and Dan Newell officiating. Burial will follow in the Copas Cemetery with military services by the Adams County Honor Guard. Visitation will be held on Thursday April 14, 2016 from 6 -8 p.m. at the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home.