Richard “Rich” N. Nehrt, 75, of Crothersville, Indiana, passed away at 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana.
Born Sept. 6, 1940, at his family’s home place, to the parents of Paul Neal Nehrt and Thelma L. (Pharel) Nehrt who are both deceased.
Richard was a 1958 Crothersville High School graduate where he was an all star point guard for the Crothersville Tigers. He served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1963. On June 25, 1994, he married Janet L. (Barnes) Nehrt who survives in Crothersville, Indiana.
Richard was retired, was the past owner and operator of Columbus Industrial Services Company and served as the Jackson County Recorder from 2004 to 2008. He was a member of Turning Point Church in Scottsburg, Indiana. He enjoyed gardening, sports, basketball, football, loved to read and was extremely passionate about studying his Bible and the word of God deeply and in depth. Richard was quick witted and had a terrific sense of humor.
Richard is survived by his wife; four sons, Timothy Nolan (Robin) Nehrt and Andrew Neal (Cheryl) Nehrt all of Crothersville, Stephen (Robin) McClain of Salem and Christopher McClain of Scott County, Indiana; 11 grandchildren, Levi (Jennifer) Nehrt of Freetown, Erin (Jeff) Bradford of Dover, Delaware, Tiffany (David) Orril of Paris Crossing, Shawn Hensley of Scottsburg, Rebecca Hensley of Crothersville, Chandler Renee Nehrt of Crothersville, Remington McClain, Hunter McClain, Renee McClain, all of Salem, Kristen Melloncamp and Kenzi McClain, both of Scott County; seven great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Aliyah and William Moses Bradford, Ella Jo and Nolan Lee Nehrt, Samantha Jo Orril, and Blayden Hensley; two brothers and two sisters, Robert (Ileen) Nehrt of Brownstown, Shirley (Frank) Lehman and Roger (Janet G.) Nehrt all of Crothersville, and Marcia (Greg) Deskins of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Leo Nehrt; and a great-grandson, Michael Jeffrey Bradford.
Danny Jackson will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, Indiana with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, and from 10 until 11a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations can be given in memory of Richard to Turning Point Church or the Wounded Warrior Foundation c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 East Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralhomeonline.com.