Richard Orahood

March 31, 1924 - August 30, 2016

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Richard Raymond Orahood, 92, of Cable, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana.
He was born March 31, 1924 in North Lewisburg. Raymond was a graduate of North Lewisburg High School. He was a lifelong farmer, proud of his Suits Me farm, and was a member of the Farm Bureau.
Raymond was a dedicated member of Middletown Church of God where he served as a board member and usher, as well as helping with church upkeep. He also loved attending area gospel music concerts, county fairs, festivals and in his later years, he got to do some traveling.
He is survived by his children, Barbara (Rick) Register of Richmond, IN and Melvin L. Orahood of North Lewisburg, OH; his grandchildren: Julia Kennedy, Timothy (Jill) Register and Melanie Martin; his great grandchildren, Rhoni, Alyssa and Emma-Lee; his siblings, Ralph (Mary) Orahood and Mary Lou (William) Hildreth, both of Urbana; as well as his several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Viola Helen (Guy) Orahood; his wife, Hattie (Carter) Orahood; and his two sisters, Ivalou Carter and Ruth Hildreth.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 PM on Friday, September 2, 2016 in the FRESHWATER, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, Ohio. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 3, 2016 in the funeral home with Rev. Robert Instine officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middletown Church of God, 6205 E. St. Rt. 296, Cable, Ohio 43009.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Charlene Himelick - Sep 2, 2016

Barb – I was so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mary Ward - Sep 1, 2016

Condolences to the family.
Mary Lou

Susan sowers Gothard - Sep 1, 2016

Barbara, I am sorry for the loss of your father. I think of you often. Been a long time. Would love to hear from you. Susan

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