Richard E. Applegate, 88, of Portsmouth, passed away May 27th, 2016 at the SOMC Hospice Center. The oldest son of the late Charles C. and Julia B. (Hannah) Applegate, he was born October 31st, 1927, and was a US Navy veteran.
After military service, he was a barber, dairy salesman, and insurance salesman. Richard was highly active in Boy Scouting, and was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Distinguished Service Award from the Simon Kenton Council. He was a lifelong blood donor and volunteer swimming instructor for the American Red Cross. He was a member of First Christian Church of Portsmouth and was also active with Christ Community Church.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death are a brother, Charles B. “Peach” Applegate and two sisters-in-law, Louella Applegate (James) and Leslie Applegate (Gary).
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn (Hall) Applegate, whom he married on February 1st, 1963; two sons, Richard Applegate of Elizabethtown KY and David (Lori) Applegate of Medina, two grandchildren, Alyssa and Steven Applegate; a sister, Anna Mae (Applegate) Bruch (Frank); six brothers, James A. Applegate, William A. Applegate (Bonnie), Henry “Doll” Applegate (Teresa), Gary J. Applegate, Howard D. Applegate (Margaret), Ralph E. Applegate (Diane), many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly and his faithful canine companion, Scout.
A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 29th at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE. The family will receive guests at Brant’s in Sciotoville from 2 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to SOMC Hospice or to the Boy Scouts Alumni Association.