Richard L. Hirons, 78, of Bluffton, IN., formerly of Van Buren, IN., passed away at 11:16 AM on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at Heritage Pointe in Warren, IN. He was born on Friday, February 08, 1935, in Anderson, IN. Richard was a 1953 graduate of Hartford City high school and served in the Hartford City Unit of the Army National Guard. He was a member of both the Van Buren United Methodist Church and the Life Community Church in Bluffton. Richard retired in 1996 after 40 years of service from General Motors in Marion.
Survivors include: Wife - Connie Hirons, Bluffton, IN., Daughter - Penny (Husband, Chuck) Slayton, Fort Wayne, IN., Daughter - Sherry (Husband, Charlie) Barnes, Bluffton, IN., Son - Rob Caylor, Montpelier, IN., Daughter - Catrena (Husband, Kevin) Taylor, Toledo, OH., Daughter - Lori (Husband, Todd) Johnson, Mesa, AZ., Son - Jonathan (Wife, Melissa) Caylor, Oklahoma City, OK., 2 Grandsons-Andrew Slayton and Luke Slayton, both of Fort Wayne, IN, 14 Step Grandchildren and 7 Step Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his: Parents - John & Eva (Monroe) Hirons, Biological Parents - Edward Paine & Ruby Hatton, 1st Wife - Marie (Nash) Hirons and one Daughter - Cindy K. Evers.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home 203 N Matilda St. Warren on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
A service to celebrate Richard’s life will be at Van Buren United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 108 South 2nd St. Van Buren at 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 06, 2014 with Pastor Jerry Qualls and Pastor Leon Pomeroy officiating. Interment will follow in the Van Buren Cemetery in Van Buren.
Preferred memorials: Family Life Care 265 W. Water St. Berne IN 46711 OR the Wells County Community Foundation 360 N Main St # C, Bluffton, IN 46714
Arrangements are being handled by Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.