Richard E. Clear, Sr.

  • Born: August 8, 1943
  • Died: March 21, 2015
  • Location: West Milton, Ohio

Hale-Sarver Funeral Home

284 N. Miami St.
P.O. Box 9
West Milton, OH 45383
Tel. (937) 698-4422

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard E. Clear Sr., 71, of West Milton, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015. He was born August 8, 1943, in Dayton, to the late Francis Clear & Rose (Osborne) McQuary.

He leaves behind his longtime companion Nancy McAnespie; his children Richard Clear Jr. and wife Muriel Clear, Barbara Curry and husband Marcus Curry, Lisa Lawson and husband William Lawson, and Michael Clear; and many grandchildren.

Richard was a loving father who enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids, going with them to amusement parks, the circus, and movie theater.

Richard was a successful business man and dealt in rare used books and magazines. Richard started and owned the Dragon's Lair comic book store in Dayton for many years. When he moved to Tampa, Florida, he started and owned another comic book store called Merlin's Books. After he moved back to Ohio, he continued his business with an online store and wrote price guides on rare books and advertising, which were published by Collector's Books and sold nationwide. He will be greatly missed by many.

A time of gathering and visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.