Richard "Gibby" Betts, 97, formerly of Barnesville passed away July 16, 2020, at South Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Canonsburg, PA. He was born on November 25, 1922, in Quaker City, Ohio to the late Dick and Margaret (Gibson) Betts.
Richard was a decorated WW2 veteran with two bronze stars and a Purple Heart. He was a small business owner and trained standardbred race horses including former world record holder, Travelon Tom and stakes winning mare Adios Corinne named after his beloved wife. Richard was a member of the Barnesville First United Methodist Church and attended the Meadows Racetrack chaplaincy. He also enjoyed traveling the Grand Circuit with friends and family. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his grandsons.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Corinne (Peters) Betts; son Dr. Barry C. Betts; daughter Cynthia Austin; sister June (Betts) Foglesong.
Richard is survived by his three grandsons, Timothy (Karlee) Betts, Andrew (Amanda) Betts, and Scott (Haley Sutton) Betts; two great grandchildren, Avary Betts and Lincoln Betts; daughter-in-law Kim Betts; nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 21, 2020, from 11-1 at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 North Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio. Burial will follow at 2pm at Friends Cemetery in Quaker City. Military honors given to Richard by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Richard's memory to The Meadows Racetrack Chaplaincy.
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