Richard Steven Selvey
Richard Steven Selvey, 64, of Ft. Seneca, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, unexpectedly, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, due to an auto accident.
He was born April 3, 1955, in Fremont, the son of Richard I. and Joan (Herron) Selvey. He was a 1973 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School. Steve received a bachelor’s degree in Education from Findlay College, in 1977, and received a master’s degree in Education Administration from The Ohio State University. He then received a certificate for his superintendent license from Ashland University.
Steve married Laurie Smith June 24, 1978, in Mansfield, and she survives. He was a social studies teacher at West Muskingum Middle School, Zanesville, and then Norwalk Middle School. He became the assistant principal at Urbana High School and later, the principal at Mt. Gilead Junior High School. He was the Superintendent for Old Fort Schools where he retired in 2006. Steve was currently working as a Washington D.C. Tour Guide with Prodigy Student Travel in Worthington.
Steve was a man of God with strong faith which he showed by being an active member and Elder of The Journey Church, Tiffin. He enjoyed history, especially American and World War II. He was very patriotic and enjoyed reading, coin collecting and metal detecting. Steve was a fan of Cleveland Indians baseball and OSU football. He enjoyed the outdoors, yardwork, gardening and loved growing his pumpkin patch for the grandkids. He also enjoyed feeding the birds and loved his dogs, Toby and Decker. He was his children’s number one supporter by watching Bethany run and Doug coach basketball. His ultimate joy was spending time with his family.
Steve is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Laurie Selvey of Ft. Seneca; daughter, Bethany (Ben) Sharrock of Lexington; son, Douglas (Kimberly) Selvey of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Adria and Nathan Sharrock, and Brantley Richard Selvey; mother, Joan Selvey of Tiffin; two sisters, Lynne (Jeff) Pocock of Bellevue and Lori (Mike) Cramer of Tiffin; mother-in-law, Evelyn Smith of Naples, Florida; brother-in-law, Brad (Nancy) Smith of Glendale, Arizona; sister-in-law, Lisa (Barry) Paul of Naples, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Selvey; father-in-law, Marshall Smith; and brother-in-law, Mark Smith.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at The Journey Church, 2531 S. State Route 100, Tiffin, OH 44883.
His funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the church, with an hour of visitation prior to the service. The Rev. Sam Wolfe will officiate.
Burial will be at Green Springs Cemetery, Green Springs. Arrangements are entrusted to Horvath Hanes Funeral Home, Green Springs.
Memorials may be made to The Journey Church, Tiffin.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.whhfh.com.