BRACEVILLE - Richard Lloyd Wilms, 61, of Braceville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born on Dec. 2, 1950, in Warren, to the late Wayne Lloyd Wilms and Velma Idabelle Wilms Bowman.
Richard graduated from Braceville High School in 1969.
Richard L. Wilms
He married his wife, Sharyn Diane Krugh, on Sept. 7, 1969.
He was employed at Cox Lithographing until the company closed in 1989. He then joined two partners and launched the Ultimate Printing Co.
Memories of Richard will be carried on by his mother, Velma; his wife, Sharyn; and his loving sons, Daniel (Jennifer) and Eric (friend Michelle); grandson, Jacob; and sister, Maureen (Larry) Seafert. Richard is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Richard was a member of the Braceville United Methodist Church.
He was a part-time farmer and anyone who knew him knew his favorite place to be was on his farm.
He loved his church and he loved riding his motorcycles. One of Richard's greatest joys was watching his grandson's baseball games. One of Richard's greatest honors was being inducted into the LaBrae Alumni Hall of Fame in 2011.
Anyone who knew Richard knew he was a kind and generous man.
Richard was preceded in death by his father, Wayne, and sister, Sandra Kay Wilkinson.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Braceville United Methodist Church, 589 Park Road S.W., Braceville. Friends may visit with Sharyn and her family from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Richard will be laid to rest in the Braceville Cemetery.
Material contributions may be made in Richard's name to the Braceville United Methodist Church or the Animal Welfare League.
Arrangements are being handled by James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440. Family and friends may visit www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com to view this obituary online or to send condolences.