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Richard E. Troup

Richard E. “Rich” Troup, 80, of Lancaster, died peacefully on Monday, February 8, 2021.  He was born November 22, 1940 in Pleasantville, Ohio the son of Richard Eugene Troup and Edna (Ruffner) Troup.  Rich was a 1958 graduate of Pleasantville High School and attended The Ohio State University.  He managed the three mills owned by his family and operated as The Pleasantville Mill Company, the Thurston Elevator and the Rushville Elevator.  He especially enjoyed “harvest time” when the farmers would bring in their crops to be weighed or dried.  At age 40 he decided to obtain his real estate license and worked for C.V. Perry as a salesman.  He then opened his own brokerage known as “Rich Realty” and later as Troup Real Estate and Auction Company.  He was very involved in the State auction organization known as the Ohio Auctioneers Association.  In 2001 he was inducted into the “Ohio Auctioneers Hall of Fame” which recognized his service to the industry and the organization.   He also served as its President. Rich loved to tell stories about “What happened at the auction”.   Other organizations he belonged to were the Lancaster Jaycees, Rotary Club, Tarhe Lions, Masons and long time member of the Lancaster Men’s Chorus.  Rich was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Rich is survived by his wife of 55 years, Delores (Wagner) Troup whom he married June 20, 1965; children Robert (Pamela) Troup and Ryan (Vanessa) Troup;  grandsons, Thomas, Andrew and James Troup; two sisters, MaryAnne Long and Elizabeth Rogers both of South Carolina; brothers-in-law, Richard Wagner of Overland Park, KS, and Don Wagner and wife Sue of Jefferson City, MO and sister-in-law Virginia Wagner of Olathe, KS and several nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents; Delores’ parents, Henry and Gladys Wagner and special cousins Raymond and Grace Spitler.

A private service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 12, 2021 at Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, 111 West Main Street, Amanda with Pastor Diana Gugel officiating. The service will be available to view at the funeral home’s Facebook page at 11:00 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Due to the COVID Pandemic, no public visitation will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the church Rich grew up in, the Pleasantville United Methodist Church, 112 Lincoln Avenue, Pleasantville, Ohio 43148.

 To send an online condolence and sign the guestbook, please visit www.mytaylorfuneralhome.com.

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Our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Delores and the Troup family on the passing of Rich. What a great part of our "auction life" he helped create with his hard work and friendship. The Slater Family will always remember the days he made our auction nights such great and wonderful family occasions. With Aloha, Jon and Carol Slater Sr. and all our family.

Jon and Carol Slater Sr. Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Delores and the Troup family on the passing of Rich. I was fortunate to have worked with Rich, as both a client, and by providing security for him at high profile auctions. These experiences gave me ample opportunities to see firsthand what a professional and ethical man that Rich truly was. You could always rely on Rich and the Troup auction staff to do things properly. Rich was the consummate gentlemen with a professional yet friendly bearing. I would always look forward to talking with him or visiting at their home. This is a big loss for our community. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Numbers 6:26.

Dave Bailey Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Dee, as I remember the fond memories of our Richards and
the times we spent together at OAA and NAA conventions and side
trips I smile ... much Love and Prayers to you and you beautiful family.
Peace and Eternal rest , Dear Richard.
Gods Blessing Always, Love Pat Kiko

Pat Kiko Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

It was great getting to know Richard better over the years. We always enjoyed talking to him on our visits and sharing stories back and forth. We always loved seeing him in Ohio State hat on game days! He will be sadly missed! Our prayers are with Delores and the family...

Rob & Susie Carpenter Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

RIP Rich. My sympathies to the family. Rich was a thoughtful and honorable man. Made the world a better place.

Dane Swinehart Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

Debbie and I dearly loved Rich. He was such a kind man. Our prayers are with you all during this time. May the peace of Christ comfort you with His love. Steve and Debbie Luchtenberg

Steve Luchtenberg Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I thought very highly of your Dad. He was always pleasant to work with and totally on the ball. Throughout my years of working in real estate and dealing with your Dad, I can honestly say I never knew him to be impatient or demanding... just helpful in getting the job done in the best way. He was always a gentleman.

Verena Lucker Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry for our loss Aunt Delores, I will always looked up to Uncle Rich what a great man. Love reading all the comments about him they are all so true. He will be missed.

mike wagner Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

I was informed today about the loss of Rich from my nephew John Hammond. I am Lydia Hammond's brother in Cambridge. I was one of his auctioneer friends, and believe me he was one of the most honest auctioneers that I have ever met. My deepest sympathy to the family that he has left behind. God rest his soul...Paul German

Paul German Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

Rich will be sorely missed ! He contributed much to this community.

Roger and Lynda Peters Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

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