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Orva H. Detrick, 67, of Springfield Ohio passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of January 13th 2018. He was born March 20th, 1950 in Springfield Ohio, the son of the late Howard H. Detick and Emilia (Pape) Detrick. He grew up on old Rt. 40 and had an idyllic childhood. He helped his father raise all kinds of animals and dearly loved his dog Dasher. Orv told many stories of running or riding his bike for miles all over the neighborhood, playing baseball and basketball with all of his friends. At twelve years old he started working at his father's auto parts store, Springfield Tire and Battery, doing small jobs, where he made friends with all the “old timers”. At 18 his father passed. After a year of studying at OSU he was needed back home and returned to help run the family business with his brother and sister. Between the three of them, they worked the business together until 1997 when it was sold. Orv made hundreds of good friends and business associates throughout those years. Orv then decided to begin a second career in collecting and selling rare coins, which was a passion his entire life. He and his wife Marcia traveled extensively to work coin conventions all over the country. In 2007 Orv realized his dream and opened his own coin shop, Gold Silver & Coin, where he was active in the New Carlisle community until his passing. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marcia D. (Koepnick) Detrick, his two sons Ryan E. Detrick (Emily), & Aaron P. Detrick (Sara), his sister Emily C. Ulery (Wayne) and his brother Howard J. Detrick (Karen), numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and three beloved grandchildren Susanna Kincaid, Sebastian Edward, and Gus Henry, whom he loved dearly. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation or the Pink Ribbon Girls. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. A celebration of Orv’s life will begin at 12 pm with Reverend Kenneth Woode officiating. It has been very evident to Orv’s family how much people loved and admired him. The outpouring of comments and tributes to him has helped us get through this difficult time. He was one of a kind and there will never be another.


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Visitation

Friday

19

Jan

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Service

Friday

19

Jan

12:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

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