Richard Lee Ansel, age 83, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Tuesday March 5, 2019 at Pruitt Health, Ocilla, Georgia. Mr. Ansel was born on July 14, 1935 in New Straitsville, Ohio the son of the late Wayne Ansel and Ruth Ann Stobbs Nartel.
He worked as a salesman with Walmart, was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. Mr. Ansel was of the Methodist faith.
Mr. Ansel was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Ansel, two brothers, James and Fred Ansel.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Ansel of Douglas, GA; three sons, Ricky Ansel Jr. of Lewiston, Maine, Michael Ansel of Douglas, GA and Mathew Ansel of Douglas, GA; daughter, Pamela Bonesteel of Ohio; five grandchildren, Landon Ansel, Jayden Ansel, Alex Ansel, Chenice Bonesteel and Chris Bonesteel; great grandchildren, Jaiden Rodriquez and Karson Rodriquez; sisters-in-laws, Dora Ansel and Elizabeth Ansel; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday March 7, 2019 at 5:00pm at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clyde Purvis officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 4pm to 5pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.simsfuneralhome.com.
Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.