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George "Dick" Wharton

George R. “Dick” Wharton, 85, of Amanda, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Lanfair Center.  He was born March 3, 1933 in Rockbridge and was the son of the late Buryl Franklin and Anna Louise (Moyer) Wharton.  Dick was a graduate of Amanda High School.  He then entered the Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict Era and flew many combat missions during the Vietnam War.  He retired from the Air Force in 1973.  He ran many local businesses in Amanda, including a gas station and hardware store.  Dick was a FAA Flight Instructor and ran the Pickaway County and Fairfield County Airports.  He was a former chief of Amanda Twp. Fire Department, Amanda Twp. Trustee for over 20 years and a school bus driver for Amanda Clearcreek.
         He is survived by his three children, Staryl Wharton, Scott Wharton and Brent (Michele) Wharton; grandchildren, Heather Wharton, Thomas (Brooke) Wharton, Shawn Wharton and Kiersten (Jared) Bestgen; great grandson, Easton Richard Wharton; brother, Danny (Carolyn) Wharton and three nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy on March 22, 2015 and a brother, Don Wharton.
         Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda.  Burial with military honors will follow in Amanda Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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A candle was lit in memory of George "Dick" Wharton

Bill and Mona Moyer White Feb 18 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Dick. His knowledge of aviation always amazed me and I learned so very much from him during the time that I knew him. He will be greatly missed.

Richard Vaughn Feb 17 2019 12:00 AM

A FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Amanda Township Fire Dept. on February 17, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 17 2019 12:00 AM

A Vivid Vase was ordered on February 16, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 16 2019 12:00 AM

Another Fly Buddy has Gone West--You will be missed!

Sanford Vaughn Feb 16 2019 12:00 AM

So very sad to see this. I remember Dick well...he drove my bus for a while...and also his time at the hardware. Prayers for his children and grandchildren.

Rita Vannoy Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

A Comforting Thoughts was ordered on February 15, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

A Cardinal Arrangement was ordered on February 15, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

Brent, Michele and family,

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time.

Randy and Christine Evans Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

A Large Dish Garden was sent on February 15, 2019

Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember your Dad. With Love, JIm and Katie Destadio

Expression of Sympathy Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

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