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George E Showalter

May 16, 1932 — March 6, 2024

George E. “Soapy” Showalter, Jr., 91 of Richwood passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 6,2024 at the Arbors of Delaware with his loving wife by his side. George originally hails from Lexington, KY and was born May 16, 1932 to the late George and Rachell (Roberts) Showalter. George or “Soapy” as he was affectionately known was a man of exceptional qualities. He possessed a great sense of humor, and his infectious smile could brighten anyone’s day. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle cherishing the moments he spent with his family.

George is survived by his wife Carol (Davis) Showalter who he married August 1, 1981 and son George E. Showalter III of Lexington, KY and his son Brandon Showalter; daughter Lesa Gray and her daughter Samantha (Micheal) Ferrell of Texas; 3 great grandchildren; stepsons Douglas (Pam) Daniel of AZ and their 2 sons, and Jeff Hughes of Sarasota, FL; sister in law Sondra Ricksecker of Marion; nephew Donald (Jennifer) Spitzer of Marion; step father in law Edwin Kelly; brother in law Ronald Jackson of Marion; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews of which is included Chytasia (Mason) Kelly and her two children Armani and Alyric. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by father and mother in law Glenn and Georgia Davis; mother in law Dorothy Kelly, brother in laws James and Gary Jackson and James R. Ricksecker.

George graduated from the University of Kentucky and served 4 years in the U.S. Navy in submarines. Following his military service, George got a job with Proctor and Gamble and spent the next 30 years with them. After retirement he substituted at North Union for 16 years and was also on Richwood Council for many years when he passed.

George’s fondest memories were the Bluegill Tournaments he held each year on the first Saturday of June for the little kids. George’s hobbies were fishing, which reflected his love for life, and working in the yard.

Carol would like to thank Loving Care Hospice of Marysville for all their devotion, all his friends, and those who cared for him at the Arbors.

The family suggests memorial contributions in George’s name be made to the Richwood Opera House, Richwood Park or the REAP of Richwood.

George will forever be remembered for his unwavering love and dedication to family and friends and for his profound impact on the community he held so dear. May his legacy live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate to know and love him.

At George’s request there will be no formal services.

Carol would like to thank Affordable Cremation Services of Ohio, Marion who are honored to serve George and his family. expressions of sympathy can be left at .
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