Richard A. “Dick” Takos
Richard A. “Dick” Takos, age 73, of Shelby, passed away comfortably Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital after a short illness.
Dick was born September 29, 1944 in Shelby to the late Michael J. and Eleanor (Heiland) Takos. He was a 1962 graduate of Shelby High School and a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War earning a Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart. Dick had several jobs throughout his working career, including: Shelby Gum Company, AMF, Quanex which became TechForm Industries, Nelson’s Ice which became Home City Ice, and Sommer Generator. He was also the owner/operator of Takos-Inn.
Dick loved everything outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, gardening, camping, and boating, just to name a few. He was constantly doing remodeling projects and tinkering around the house and was a fan of the Cleveland Browns. He loved his dogs, especially Daisy.
Dick was a family man and was an especially good husband, father, and grandfather. Surviving Dick are his wife, Louella (Stout) Takos, whom he wed on April 30, 1985; 4 children: Annette (Jeff) Campbell of Willard, Bryan (Laura) Takos of Lexington, Renae (Thomas) Stoops of Florida, and Derek (Jennifer) Bailey of Mentor; 11 grandchildren: Amber Endicott, Brock Keaton, Gage Keaton, Megan Takos, Lauren Takos, Alyssa Takos, Joshua Armstrong, David Armstrong; Tristan Bailey, Jessalyn Bailey, and Carson Bailey; a brother: Vincent Takos; a sister: Diane Lewis; a brother-in-law whom he raised as a son: John Stout; a sister-in-law: Donna Takos; a brother-in-law: George Thomas Stout; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Kenneth Takos; a brother-in-law: Wayne Lewis; and a sister-in-law: Doris Takos.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2-5 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will immediately follow at 5 pm. Deacon Steve Keller will officiate and military honors will be conducted by Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Burial will be in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to OhioHealth Hospice.
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