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Richard “Dick” Gaul

May 13, 1936 — January 26, 2021

Richard Gaul

Chester - Richard Eldon “Dick” Gaul, 84, of Chester, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at his residence following a brief illness.
Born May 13, 1936 in Gallipolis, Ohio, he was the son of the late Eldon and Evelyn “Gay” Ebersbach Gaul.
A life long resident of Chester, he was a 1954 graduate of Chester High School. He was a stand-out athlete , notably in basketball, where he scored 67 points in one game against Rutland High School. This achievement remains recognized in the OHSAA records in the top twenty of all time scoring in one game.
Dick served in the US Army, stationed in Seoul, Korea where he was a military police officer from 1959-1961.
He and his wife owned and operated Gaul’s Market in Chester for many years. He was a member of the Chester Nazarene Church and the Shade River Lodge #453 where he served as a Past Master.
He is survived by three sons, Rick (Patti) Gaul of Plymouth, Indiana, Mark (Gwen) Hall of Long Bottom, Ohio, and David (Bethany) Gaul of Amanda, Ohio; grandchildren Audra (Buddy) Funk of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jared (Jamie) Gaul of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Morgan (Garrett) Maner of Charleston, WV, Garret (Tess) Hall of Long Bottom, Ohio, Meredith Gaul of Gahanna, Ohio and Christian Gaul of Amanda, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Krislynn Funk, Wyatt and Brooklyn Gaul and Bentley Youkers; one sister, Gayann (Ronald) Clay of Chester and several cousins, a nephew and a niece.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Betty Jane Ours Gaul in November of 2019 and an infant brother James Eldon Gaul.
Dick’s wishes were to have private graveside services for the family only to help keep from putting all of his friends in harms way during the pandemic. Those services were held in the Chester Cemetery with Pastor Dwight Umbel officiating.
The family would like to thank Holzer Hospice and caregivers McKenzie Carnahan and Caralyn Barton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard’s honor to the Chester Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 131, Chester, Ohio 45720 or to Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Ewing-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at
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