Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Wayne Canterbury, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, who passed away on June 30, 2024, at the age of 70. Rick was a devoted family man, cherished friend, and longtime resident of Dalton, Ohio. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Born on October 5, 1953 in Sybil,West Virginia, Rick grew up with a passion for adventure and a strong work ethic. He found his calling as a truck driver, dedicating many years to the open road and ensuring the timely delivery of goods across the country. His dedication to his work was matched only by his love for his family and his cherished Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Rick had a lifelong love for the freedom and thrill of riding his Harley Davidson. Whether it was a solo ride through the countryside or joining fellow enthusiasts for a rally, he found joy and peace on two wheels. His stories of the road and his infectious enthusiasm for motorcycles will be remembered fondly by his friends and family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Denise Canterbury; his children, Richard L. Canterbury of Wooster, Robin Canterbury of Wooster, Joel Canterbury of Canton, Katie Canterbury Brown (Monte Brown) of Altus, OK, and Dustin Canterbury of Dalton; his grandchildren, Joshua Niehaus (Ashley Niehaus) of Wooster, Rebecca Perry of Canton, Clarrissa Hinesley (Lee Hinesley) of Orange, TX, Gary Perry Jr. (Santana Sanders) of Shreve, and Logan Brown of Altus, OK; and fourteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Randy Canterbury; his beloved mother-in-law, Jean Merreot; and his sister-in-law, Renee Landers, and her spouse, Gary Wimer. Rick’s legacy of love, strength, and passion for life will continue to live on through them.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Preston Crihfield and mother Loretta Crihfield; great-grandson Jayden Niehaus; his nephew Daniel J. Crihfield; brother James Crihfield; grandson Travis Tice; and father-in-law Paul Merreot.

In lieu of a memorial service or burial, the family will honor Rick’s memory privately.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH. 44691.

Rick will be remembered for his unwavering dedication to his family, his work, and his love of the open road. His memory will forever ride on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Rest in peace, Rick. Your journey has ended, but your spirit lives on.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I have some great pictures of Rick riding his Harley when Jimmy was alive. I’ll gather them up and drop them off one day. Rick was a great friend I’ll miss him.

  2. Prayers to the family. Such a nice man.

  3. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers.Rick was a wonderful person & friend. We went on many rides together over the years. We will miss his smiling face. Until we meet again my friend.

  4. I am sorry for your loss.


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