Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 29, 2012 8:02 am EST


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MOUNT VERNON — Richard W. Wolfe, 70, of Mount Vernon, died Thursday Dec. 27, 2012, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon surrounded by his loving family.

Richard was born April 22, 1942, in Clarksburg, W.Va. to Warren Charles Wolfe and Jessie Jearldean (Steerman) Wolfe.

He grew up working for the family meat processing business “Wolfe’s Old Time Sausage,” and had been employed as a commercial painter with his father-in-law, John Merritt, and had also been an independent truck driver.

An avid history lover, he also enjoyed hunting and gardening and kept himself busy around his property on Glen Road. Richard’s passion in life was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Dixie (Merritt) Wolfe; sons, John (Erika) Wolfe and Richard (Kathy) Wolfe, both of Mount Vernon, and Michael (Wendy) Wolfe of Gambier; daughters, Karina (Jim) Hull of Gambier and Kristina (Shannon) Staats of Mount Vernon; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Dan Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of KnoxCounty.

To send a private online condolence to the family visit

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Richard W. Wolfe.

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