Richard Wilson Betsill

June 20, 1935May 17, 2012

Richard Wilson Betsill,76, of Stuarts Draft went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 17,2012 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born June 20,1935 in Zanesville, Ohio, he was the son of James L. Betsill and Sadie L. Wilson Betsill. Mr.Betsill graduated from George Washington University and was employed as Southern Area Sales Manager for Wise Foods,a division of Borden for 3o years. He loved reading, drawing, walking, but most of all his family. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife Carol Clemens Betsill. His precious daughter Jennifer Betsill Slack and her husband Ken. Two grandchildren whom he loved dearly,Aaron James Slack and Julia Grace Slack. Survivors also include his brother, James L. Betsill, with whom he had a close relationship and his wife Joan.A neice Melanie Tillery and a nephew David Betsill.A grand-nephew Jim Tillery and his wife Shawna.A sister-in-law that he loved to pick on; JoAnn McCutcheon and a 93 year old Mother-in-Law Mabel Clemens. A brother-in-law James Clemens and his wife Janice. Lastly, his 2 furry girls Cassie and Emmeline his faithful dogs. Mr. Betsill was a member of White Hill Church of the Brethren in Stuarts Draft and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of that church. A celebration of Richard's life will be held Saturday, May 26,2012 at 11am at White Hill Church on the Old White Hill Road, Stuarts Draft. Revs'James and David Chappell are in charge of the service. Relatives and friends may share codolences and memories with the family online by visiting


  • A Celebration of Richard's Life Saturday, May 26, 2012

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Carolyn Salley

May 24, 2012

Carol, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you and give you peace.

May 23, 2012

Dear Carol,
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and the family in the days ahead. The Lord always blesses our lives with special people to cross our paths and we feel blessed to have known Dick. He will always be remembered.
We are very sorry Jim and I cannot be there on Saturday for the Memorial Service but we will be remembering everyone in our prayers as you celebrate Dick's Life.
Love, Jim and Jan

Melissa Boling

May 23, 2012

Mom B - He always called me his second daughter which was such a compliment. I loved him as my dad. I love you too very much. I will miss him and I know you will more than anyone can imagine. Just know as I am sure you do that his body is perfect now and he is having a great time I am sure making everyone in Heaven laugh.

Dianna & Larry Dice

May 23, 2012

Carol, Sweet Lady, our hearts just ache for you and your family. Larry and I were so saddened to hear of Dick's passing but we also know he is at peace and without pain in Heaven with our Lord. Carol, you and Dick's eternal love for each other, the sacred bond of your marriage, and the Godly lives you both have led have always touched my heart and been an inspiration to me and I know to many others as well. Surely he will be with you always and will be waiting for you at Heaven's gates when his angel is called Home. Larry and I's hearts, prayers, and thoughts are with you and your family. Love & God Bless Always, Dianna & Larry Dice

May 22, 2012

Carol, so sorry for your loss, Richard was such a soft spoken kind man. Both of you were lucky to have each other. He is at peace, pain free and waiting for you in heaven. I hope knowing this will make it a little less painful. Love and miss you. Ronnie and Rita Wells

Dee Ann Furr

May 22, 2012

Dear Carol
Keeping you in my prayers during this time. Praying you will find comfort in Gods Loving Grace.
Love, Dee Ann Furr

Peggy Hoffman

May 22, 2012

Carol, Doug and I are so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in our prayers. Dick was a wonderful, loving, caring, generous,kind,and funny guy, we will all miss him dearly.

Loni & Bill Rusmisel

May 22, 2012

My friend I am so very sorry. I wish I could take your pain away. I know how much you love him and he you. You both were such an inspiration to us all. Bill said to tell you he is very sorry to hear about Dick and to let you know he thinks you are a special lady. Please know that you Jen and the family are in my daily thoughts and prayers. Love you.

Judy Sorrells

May 22, 2012

Praying for you, Carol and your family!

Julie Chandler

May 22, 2012

I'm so sorry to here about your lost. My prayers are with you and your family. He is a rest with God now. Happy and free.