Richard E. "Dick" Conwell, 84, of Kokomo, went home to be with the Lord at 6 a.m. Sunday at his residence. He was born Dec. 10, 1933, in Howard County to Earl H. and Frances M. (Rice) Conwell. He married Nancy E. Butler on July 1, 1955, in Kokomo, and she survives.
Dick worked for Continental Steel in Kokomo for 33 years. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a 25-year member of the Kokomo V.F.W. Post 1152. He enjoyed fishing and watching court shows on television. He enjoyed umpiring for the Northwest Little League in Kokomo for several years.
Surviving family include his wife, Nancy Conwell, Kokomo; his children, Rick Allen Conwell, Tipton, Melanie J. Dotterer, Galveston, and Ellen (Glen) Scott, Rochester. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Autumn (Tim) Farr, Kokomo, Bailey Scott, Rochester, Taylor Dotterer, Galveston, Redmon Conwell, Tipton; one great-granddaughter, Hannah Mallard, Kokomo; three sisters, Jeanie Wright, Kokomo, Phyllis Scott, Kokomo, and Carolyn Chamberlane, Maynardville, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston, with the Rev. Jerry Ausbrook officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Cemetery, with military honors. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston, www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 14, 2018