Richard ‘Rich’ N. Nehrt


Richard “Rich” N. Nehrt, 75, of Crothersville passed away at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Born Sept. 6, 1940, at his family’s homeplace, he was the son of Paul Neal Nehrt and Thelma L. Pharel Nehrt, both of whom preceded him in death. On June 25, 1994, he married Janet L. Barnes Nehrt, who survives in Crothersville.

Richard was a 1958 graduate of Crothersville High School, where he was an all-star point guard for the Tigers. He served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1963.

Richard was retired and was the past owner and operator of Columbus Industrial Services Co. He served as the Jackson County recorder from 2004 to 2008. He was a member of Turning Point Church in Scottsburg. He enjoyed gardening, sports, basketball and 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.

Other survivors include his four sons, Timothy Nolan (Robin) Nehrt and Andrew Neal (Cheryl) Nehrt, both of Crothersville, Stephen (Robin) McClain of Salem and Christopher McClain of Scott County; 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 and Chandler Renee Nehrt, both of Crothersville, Remington McClain, Hunter McClain and Renee McClain, all of Salem, and Kristen Mellencamp 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, Robert (Ileen) Nehrt of Brownstown and Roger (Janet G.) Nehrt of Crothersville; and two sisters, Shirley (Frank) Lehman of Crothersville and Marcia (Greg) Deskins of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leo Nehrt; and a great-grandson, Michael Jeffrey Bradford.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Adams Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville with Danny Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Crothersville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until time of service Monday.

Memorials may be made to Turning Point Church or Wounded Warrior Project.

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