Richard worked for the Ford Motor Company for 30 years, retiring in 1990.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Martha; five children, Pamela Shaw of Chagrin Falls, Tamela Griffith of Vermilion, Jackie Sliman of Vermilion, Kim Pickett of Elyria, and Todd Stevens of Lowell; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Bryan Stevens; and brother, Darrell Stevens.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at 10 A.M. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, in Lowell, Ohio with The Rev. Timothy Shannon celebrating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors being observed. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 12 from 2 to 8 P.M. at the Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, 227 Lock St, Lowell, Ohio 45744. There will be a Vigil Service held at 4 P.M. at the funeral home on Tuesday.