Richard C. Deems

Richard Carroll Deems, 70, of Washington, W.Va., passed away Feb. 13, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born July 8, 1943, in Wood County, a son of the late Harry B. and Rita Bernice Parsons Deems.

Richard retired from Ames with 37 1/2 years of service. He enjoyed attending and participating in horse shows, enjoyed boating, camping, gardening and playing cards.

Survivors include his longtime companion, John Kirk; two brothers, James F. (JoAnn) Deems of Larkmead and Larry G. (Karen) Deems of Washington; two sisters, Darlene (Walt) Schroeder of Parkersburg and Sandy Simmons of Parkersburg; and sister-in-law, Sheila Deems of Parkersburg. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and special cousin, Norma Jean Lemon of Parkersburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert L. Deems and Harry David Deems; and a sister, Joan Rebholz.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg. Pastor Jeff Williamson will officiate and burial will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m.

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Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society of Parkersburg.