Richard ‘Dick’ Tullis, 82

Posted on March 28, 2015

Richard “Dick” Tullis, 82, of Bluffton, passed away Thursday evening, March 26, 2015, at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 11, 1933, in Champaign County, Ohio, to Robert Mitchell Tullis and Edith Louise Walters Tullis. He married Dotty A. Pighetti Aug. 17, 1980, in Milesburg, Pa; his wife survives.
Dick was a 1951 graduate of Westville High School in Ohio and was a truck driver for 35 years, retiring in 1995. He was an avid horse lover, and especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s 4-H events. He also enjoyed attending the Bluffton Street Fair. Dick and his wife attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Berne. 
Aside from his wife, Dick is survived by five sons, Rick (Lisa) Tullis of St. Paris, Ohio, Dan (Sharon) Tullis of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Randy Tullis of Alexandria, Ind., Bob (Kim) Tullis of Bluffton, and Dale (Ana) Emel of Milton, Ga.; three daughters, Marcy Hahn of Piqua, Ohio, Lucinda (Kenny) Ronk of Urbana, Ohio, and Annette (Dewayne) Lose of Howard, Pa.; 16 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert “Bob” Tullis and Melvin Tullis.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton.  A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Bluffton First Church of the Nazarene, with pastors Dr. Wayne F. Steury and Dr. Bryson E. “Gene” Bell officiating. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Six Mile Cemetery in Bluffton.
The family asks that in lieu of floral tributes, contributions be given to the First Church of the Nazarene in Berne.
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