Richard M. Book, 76 of Wheelersburg passed away with his family by his side on Monday, August 8, 2022, at SOMC in Portsmouth. He was born August 28, 1945, in Portsmouth, and a son of Ralph Richard Book and the late Helen Kitchen Lowe. He was a 1963 Portsmouth High School graduate, US Army veteran, member of American Legion Post No. 23, and also a member of 40 & 8 Honor Society of Veterans.
He was a former employee of Empire Detroit Steel and was a bricklayer at The Mill. Richard played in the City Softball League, and Model League Bowling and enjoyed golfing and fishing trips with his friends and family. Richard loved attending his grandchildren’s football and baseball games.
Richard is survived by his wife of 52 years, Teresa Suter Book whom he married on October 25, 1969; one son, Tyler (Joannie) Book; one daughter, Kellie Carter; six grandchildren, Mason Book, Phoenix Book, Maddox Book, Corey (Alex) Book, Jocelyn Carter, Jayden Carter; two great-grandchildren, Mya Book, Ava Book, and one sister, Linda (Eric) Kvant. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one son, Michael Che Book; three brothers, David Book, Bill Lowe, and Keith Lowe; one sister, Shirley Lowe, and his grandparents who raised him, Murphy, and Anna Mae Kitchen.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Military committal will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. by American Legion Post No. 23. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.