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Richard (Dick) Samuel Carley, Sr., 65, Florida

Richard (Dick) Samuel Carley, Sr., 65, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Tampa General Hospital , Tampa, Fla., as a result of a delayed toxic reaction to his lungs from chemotherapy following a bone marrow transplant this past spring.  Dick was surrounded by his family and friends at his passing. 

Dick was born March 14, 1948, in Reading, Pa., to the late John Carley and Nell Carley (Port Charlotte, Fla). He married Lula (Frazer) Carley Feb. 8, 1969 in Andover, Conn., while a member of the US Army.  Dick served on active duty overseas during the Vietnam War.

In 1975 Dick and Lula moved back to Lula’s childhood home area in Brown County and purchased a two-story log home kit which Dick assembled and built with his own hands.  Between 1975 and 1987, Dick was employed by Sears in Columbus, in the home improvements area and also as the manager of the Sears Automotive Center. In 1987 he took a job with Farm Bureau Insurance as an agent for the Nashville office.  In 1990 Dick and Lula moved to Venice, Fla.  Over the next 23 years, they moved back and forth between Englewood, Fla and Columbus to spend time with their grandchildren. While in Columbus during this time, Dick worked at Walmart, Rural King and Cummins Fuel Systems. 

Dick was preceded in death by his father, John Carley.

He is survived by his mother, Nell Carley; brother, Jack (Kathy Jo) Carley; and sister, Eileen (Cliff) Martinez, all of Port Charlotte, Fla.; wife, Lula Carley; son, Rich (Jennifer) Carley of Englewood, Fla.; daughter, Charlotte (John) Prohaska of Columbus;  grandchildren, Kasi, Madi, A.J. and Sami Prohaska of Columbus and Ryan, Megan, Charlotte and Erin Carley of Englewood, Fla.

Dick was cremated per his wishes and a private memorial service will take place at a later date.

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  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road