Richard E. Weghorst, 85, of Wheelersburg, died Saturday, October 3, 2020, in the Southern Ohio Medical Center emergency room. Born on August 30, 1935 in Portsmouth, he was a son of the late Edgar and Faye Cooper Weghorst and was a retired civil engineer for DuPont.
A graduate of Portsmouth High School, he attended Texas A. & M. University and graduated from Ohio University. He enjoyed metal detecting, traveling, fishing, painting and gardening.
Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Potter Weghorst, whom he married June 30, 1962, a son, Richard “Dee” (Nicole) Weghorst of Dayton; two daughters, Paige (Mark) Williams of Wheelersburg and Sarah (Brian) Garven of Murfreesboro, TN; a sister, Abigail Calhoun of Greensboro, NC and four special grandchildren, Madalyn Williams, Claire Garven, Ethan Garven and Brooke Garven.
A service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7th, at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Lynn Wessel officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park.
The family will receive guests at Brant’s after 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Masks will be required for admission, but not furnished by the funeral home. Social distancing will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Portsmouth Public Library.