Richard Dean “Dick” Figley, age 89, of Rockford, Ohio passed from this
life on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Divine of Shane Hill. He was born
in Blackcreek Township on December 29, 1932 to the late LeDoyle “Farmer”
and Mabel (Strickler) Figley.
He married Janice McGowan on June 28, 1958. She preceded him in death on
June 13, 2017.
Dick graduated from Rockford High School in 1950. In June of 1953, he
drafted into the US Army. After basic training, he was sent to Germany
troopship, where he was a Jeep and staff car driver for the Company
While there, he was fortunate to be able to visit 7 countries.
Dick was honorably discharged from the army in 1955.
Dick followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and was a
farmer. He also worked at the old Pontius Hardware in Rockford for 20
was a lifelong member of Rockford United Methodist Church, where he
served on the Board of Trustees and Administrative Council. He was the
Blackcreek Township Clerk for 32 years, a member of the Mercer County
Trustees and Clerks, the Ohio Township Association, Van Wert BPOE for 53
years and Celina VFW. Dick loved to play cards, especially poker and
pinochle, with his wife Janny and dear friends Tom and Dot Burtch.
Surviving are: one daughter, Beth, of Toledo and one son, Mark (Diane)
two grandchildren: Sarah (Scott) Burden and Drew (Stephanie) Figley, and
great-grandchildren. He is also survived by longtime and dear friends:
Susan Shephard and the Burtch kids.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, April 30, 2022 at
Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882.
Dick's family will receive friends from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on
Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the funeral home.
The family requests no flowers. If you so choose, please give to
Hospice, a charity that you love, one that makes this world a better
fellow humans or animals, or one that honors Dick’s life. That was one
of his final
To share in Dick's online memorial, please visit www.ketchamripley.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W.
First Street, Rockford, OH 45882