William Richard “Dickey” Marker age 93, of Versailles passed away at 3:21 AM on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton.
Dickey was born April 29, 1927, in Greenville to the late William H. & Hazel N. (Shields) Marker. In addition to his parents, Dickey was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Suzanne (Kissel) Marker; brother, Chalmer F. Marker; sisters, Opal V. Nixon, Evelyn I. Coblentz and Viola Mae Marker; and brothers-in-law, Ralph Hartle, Floyd Coblentz and Wilbur Nixon.
Dickey is survived by his children, Jerry L. Marker & fiancée, Marla Werner of Versailles and Terry L. & Pamela S. Marker of Versailles; grandchildren, Ranee & Niles Richards, Teresa & Walt Taylor, Kelly Thwaits, Madison Werner, Mitchell Werner, Chad Marker, Jason & Beth Marker, Monica Hupman & Shayne Scantland, Suzanne & Cody Spencer, Doug Cunningham and Heather & Doug Jones; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; special friend, Mary Brinley; brother & sister-in-law, Harold & Shirley Marker of Greenville; sister, Marlene Hartle of Greenville; sister-in-law, Jan Marker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dickey farmed, construction work and worked at Hobarts in Greenville. He was a member of Beamsville Christian Church. Dickey was a former member of the Darke County Power of the Past and Percheron Draft Horse Association. Dickey enjoyed spending time with his family and horses.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in Stelvideo Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.