Richard C. Cramlet

July 18, 1943April 15, 2018

Richard C. Cramlet, 74, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away April 15, 2018, in Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born July 18, 1943, in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Richard R. and Elizabeth Fankhauser Cramlet. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his niece, Nancy Frye and infant great granddaughter Macy. Dick was a life long member of the 7th Street United Methodist Church, Parkersburg and was a Scout Master of BSA Troop 6 for 18 years. He retired from the Parkersburg Fire Department with 23 years of service. He served his country in the Army National Guard 1092nd Engineer Battalion retiring after 20 years. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and was an avid WVU sports fan. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 48 years, Judith (Carpenter) Cramlet; sons John L. Cramlet and his wife Marie, Michael L. Cramlet and his wife Amanda both of Parkersburg; sister Sue Ellen Johnson of Vienna; brother Jeffery L. Cramlet and his wife Teri of Columbus, OH; 5 grandsons; 3 granddaughters and one great grandson. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the 7th Street United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, with Pastor Brad Davis and retired Rev. Norman Butler officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday April 18, 2018 and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 6, 1801 7th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Judith Cramlet, Wife
  • John L. Cramlet, Son
  • Michael Cramlet, Son
  • Sue Ellen Johnson, Sister
  • Jeffery L. Cramlet, Brother
  • Richard R. Cramlet, Father
  • Elizabeth Cramlet, Mother
  • Nancy Frye, Niece
  • Macy Cramlet, Great Grandchild



  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 19, 2018


  • Interment

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Jon Byrd

April 19, 2018

My sincere condolences to Judy, Mike, John, and the entire Cramlet family. As a former member of Boy Scout Troop 6, it goes without saying that Dick had a significant positive impact on me and my brothers growing up. I have more fond memories of camping trips and churning those big pots of apple butter behind the church than I can count. One memory that stands out was the year the troop went up to Mark's workshop in Ohio and built sleds for the Klondike derby. I believe it was incredibly cold/snowy that year, but the sleds were amazing and we all did well in the event. Another memory is the year we all attended a jamboree at Put-in Bay on Lake Erie. A massive storm hit early in the trip and tents were flying everywhere! I believe we had to end the trip early, but it was an incredible experience. I'm very grateful for all the time and effort that Dick put into the troop and all of us young men as individuals. The world is a better place because he was part of it, and he will be missed. ~Jon Byrd

Carl Sizemore

April 19, 2018

I had the privilege of knowing and working with Dick. When I was a rookie and working at Station 3 Dick was the driver for Engine 3. He took pride in his work and made sure we knew the truck inside and out.
You never had to worry when working with Dick, he had your back.
He was a jokester but when the tones dropped he was all business.
I will always remember that laugh and grin.
I am not able to attend today but please accept my condolences.
In sympathy, Carl Sizemore

Earl Argabrite

April 18, 2018

I’m sorry too hear about Dicks passing he was a fine guy. I was in the guards with him and worked with him for 25 years with him on the fire department he always had something funny to say may god bless the family.

Earl Argabrite

Don Wehr

April 18, 2018

Dick Cramlet has been the BEST neighbor and wonderful friend I have ever had! For the past eight years we have had the privilege to live next to Dick and his wife Judy and now Mike and Amanda and their children...what a legacy he is leaving ...they best testify to who Dick was! He was always upbeat, and a joy to see coming in the drive. Always willing to jump in to help, or just sit and talk. I would expect that when Dick walked in to Heaven he had some comment to make everyone laugh and smile. You are greatly missed, but your memory is so sweet.
Blessings to all for his family. Love Don and Sandy Wehr

Greg Bailey

April 17, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear that my brother firefighter has ascended into heaven. I have so many good memories of the times we worked together at Station 3. Dick was one of kind and always there to help or support whatever we were involved in while on duty. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Cheryle Mullins

April 17, 2018

Dick was always ready to help anyone whenever he could. His life was his testimony. The Lord said "Come home, my good and faithful servant". He will be deeply missed by those lives he touched. Judy, you and the family are in our prayers. May God give you strength and peace.

The Mullins Family

rick modesitt

April 17, 2018

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Richard. I enjoyed working with him at the city. He was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Rick Modesitt