October 19, 1937 - December 9, 2014
December 13, 2014 3:00 PM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home
Richard Lee Ankrom, 77, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Springfield Regional Hospital.
He was born on October 19, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from New Holland High School and retired from International Harvester after 38 years of service. Richard enjoyed farming, antique tractors, tractor pulls, car shows, mowing grass and basketball. His best friend was his dog, Mack. Richard was a loving and supportive father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who would give anyone the shirt off his back.
Richard is survived by his wife of 59 years, Virginia; children, Gary (Charlene) Ankrom of North Lewisburg, Jeff (Robin) Ankrom of Woodstock, Bryan Ankrom of Mechanicsburg, Lorie Scheiderer of Mechanicsburg, Tracy Starks of Urbana, Jeff (Tracy) Mansfield of Avondale, AZ; sister, Judy Cole of Columbus; 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
He loved spending time with his family and especially visits from his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Follrod and Helen (Ankrom) Roberts and grandson, Noah Lawson.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 3 PM in Skillman, McDonald and Vernon Funeral Home, with Rev. Dr. Paul Large officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-3 prior to the service. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.