Richard Eugene Olney Jr.

March 3, 1953 ~ October 24, 2019 (age 66)


Richard “Rick” Eugene Olney, Jr., 66, of Circleville, passed away on October 24, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on March 3, 1953 in Circleville, Ohio to the late Richard E. Olney, Sr., and Delores Dearth.  Throughout life Rick was an avid hunter, fisherman, and all-around lover of the wilderness and outdoors.  He had a passion for ATV’s and motorcycles.  He had an infectious laugh, a contagious smile, and a great sense of humor.  He was well known for his beautiful snow-white hair and often received compliments.  He had a passion for cooking and attended Hocking College for a culinary degree.  In addition to his parents, Rick is also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Melinda Smith; and sister Paige L. Palmer.  He is survived by his loving daughters Stacy (Joseph) Mullins, Casey (Miranda) DeMint; grandchildren Cody Brent, Mallory Royster, Tyler Mullins, Ryley (Sarah) Mullins; great grandson Ryan Brent; nephew Eric (Keely) Roeder; and by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at VFW in Circleville from 2-4 p.m.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online to  In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation in Rick’s name to The James Cancer Center, 460 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.  The family would like to thank The James Cancer Center and their staff who took care of him during his stay, and also Heartland Hospice and their nursing staff for their great care.

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