CENTERBURG — Richard K. (Dick) Fling, 76, of Centerburg, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2017, at Centerburg Pointe Nursing Center. He was born April 23, 1940, to the late Robert F. and Opal M. (Walker) Fling also of Centerburg. Richard was a 1958 graduate of Centerburg High School. He was a retired employee of Pittsburgh Plate of Mount Vernon and was previously employed by the Columbus Dispatch. He was an avid Ohio State, Cleveland Indian and Centerburg Trojan fan.

He is survived by his daughter, Jerilyn (Fling) Moreland (Jeff Kestner) of Hilliard and son, Kent Fling (Cyndy) of Columbus; grandchildren, Kaitlin (Brian), Austin and Ramey of Centerburg and Graham, Grace and Olivia of Columbus. Richard is survived by five sisters, Linda (Gordon) Houck, Phyllis Sipes and Jeanette Updike, all of Centerburg; Maxine Neighbarger (Clyde) of Homer and Ruth Welker (Jack) of Mount Vernon. Richard leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, along with numerous great-nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by brothers, Roger and Kenneth; nephew, Robbie Fling; nieces, Gloria Neighbarger and Becky Collins.

Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, followed by a service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Centerburg Track Team or the Centerburg Cheerleading Squad in care of Centerburg Schools in honor of Richard.

 

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