Richard “Sonny” Blackledge, age 88, passed away peacefully at home on June 21, 2023.
He was born on April 25, 1935, in Robertsville, Ohio and resided there most of his life.
Richard was a graduate of Minerva High School and retired from Minerva Wax Paper Company.
He enjoyed breeding and showing dogs throughout his life. Richard was very artistic; He was especially good at painting and other crafts.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Douglas Blackledge and his spouse, Thomas Wallace of Alliance; and a daughter Karen Blackledge and her spouse, Laurie Cosgrave of Minerva.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Blackledge; and two daughters, Tauni and Sharon Blackledge.
A private family service will be held. Interment will be at Robertsville Cemetery.