Richard E. Stephen, 98, of Barnesville, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born on Sept. 15, 1920, in Calais, to the late John Richard and Nancy Elizabeth (Miller) Stephen.

Richard was a retired coal miner from R&F Coal Company and was in the Civilian Conservation Corps Military Camp in Idaho during World War II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Evelyn (Sidel) Stephen on Jan. 17, 2013; a daughter, Teresa Rattine; and siblings, Clyde Stephen, Daisy Gallagher, Garnett Stephens, Civilla Carpenter, Rolland Stephen, and Halbert Stephen.

Richard is survived by his nine children, Lanny (Nancy) Stephen of Speidel, Leland (Pat) Stephen of Barnesville, Monte (Cathy) Stephen of Barnesville, Garry (Beth) Stephen of Barnesville, Hughey (Vicki) Stephen of Barnesville, Jewett (Kim) Stephen of Barnesville, Carolyn (Dale) Bunting of Barnesville, Sharon (Greg) Swallie of Plain City, and Mickie (John) Barrett of Morristown; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; three sisters, Martha Lou Thompson of Barnesville, Mary Carpenter of Barnesville, and Ruth Jackson of Marietta.

Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at the Campbell-Plumly-MIlburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville. Pastor Rodney West officiated. Burial followed in the Crestview Cemetery in Barnesville.