Richard Eugene Wyant

Birth Date: 
Monday, October 25, 1937
Date of Passing: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

STERLING – Richard Eugene Wyant, 83, of Sterling passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 at his home.

He was born October 25, 1937 in Guernsey County the son of Jerry and Edna Marie Gallagher Wyant.  He married Winnifred “Winnie” Massie on March 3, 1973.  She survives.

He was a self-employed truck driver for over 60 years.  Richard was a member of the First Church of God.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle and was a graceful ballroom dancer.

He had served in the Army National Guard.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children Bill Bentley of Orrville, Debbie Axelrod of Solon, Richard “RW” (Lora) Wyant of Macon, GA and Alexandria Wyant of Cleveland; grandchildren Taylor, Jordyn and Jared Axelrod; his siblings Sandra O’Brian, Kathy Chapman, Manuella Mylander and Rebecca Dawson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jerry Wyant.

There will be no calling hours and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Those who wish may make contributions to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691


No calling hours


Memorial service at a later date


He was a great man he definitely will be missed!! Winnie and family I am so very sorry for your loss!! My heart breaks for you!!

Heaven has gained a new angel. Our sincere sympathy to Winnie and Dicks family. He is wrapped in the arms of Jesus now. Rest in Peace.

Winnie and family, We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I know this is a very difficult time for all. All of you are in our prayers and may God wrap his loving arms around each of you and give you the peace and comfort that only he can give at this very difficult time. God Bless.

Winnie and family, I am so sorry about the death of Dick. He was
such a friendly guy who is definitely going to be missed. We line-dancers all love you Winnie and mourn with you. May the Peace of God comfort you at this time and know if you need anything, we are here for you.

Dick was a very likable guy,my wishes for the family is to stay strong, for Winnie.

Dick certainly lived a full life and we hope the end of it wasn't too difficult. Our love to Winnie and the rest of the family. Be strong in the faith. May God bless.

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family. Wooster-Wayne Chapter DAR

To Dick's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

Very sorry to Dicks passing,condolences to Winnie and family. Frank Snyder and family

My deepest sympathy Winnie and family - he will be missed! Yes, he was a likable man and would glide you, Winnie, around the dance floor with his smooth steps, as well as yours following him! The last time I talked with Dick was at a dance and he was so secretly trying to plan your birthday party this year - he didn't know how he was going to get you secretly there. I believe he pulled it over though! Rest Easy Dick!

So sorry for your loss ...loved watching him and winnie dance ...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and all who loved Richard. Winnie I remember all your family from years ago. A large part of our families friends. May our precious Lord hold you close until the dark clouds roll away and the light of His love shines through. In His Love,

My prayers and thoughts are with you Winnie and family.

Winnie and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Dick will be missed by many friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marlin and Kaylene Hostettler

Winnie, sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. May you be comforted by our God and memories of happy times spent with him. I attended Rittman High School with you and your brothers. ---Donna Bordacs Ambrose

So sorry, my friend, to hear of Dicks passing. He is now resting in the arms of Jesus.
May you trust in the Lord and receive peace
from our Lord at this time and always.
We sure had fun times together in years past.
Love and prayers. The Norris family

Shawna just informed me of your father's passing. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you now and always.

Hugs to you. I am sorry to hear about ur father. Prayers and comfort in this time.

We send our sympathy

Alexandria, I am so sorry to hear of your dad‘s passing! I remember him fondly over the years of growing up. It’s been a lot of years but I remember him being a kind and funny man! Love and condolences to you and your mom!

Winnie and family, I'm so sorry for your loss and am praying God will comfort you with his peace, love, and presence. Dick was your cherished partner, both on and off the dance floor. I remember how he supported you by attending some of our line dance presentations back in the day. Heartfelt sympathy and caring prayers for you and your family.

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