COUNTZLER RICHARD POWELLGREENVILLE, KY., Richard Powell “Dick” Countzler, 93, of Greenville passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at home surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Dick was born December 31, 1928, in Louisville to the late Reginald Powell Countzler and Jenny Taylor Countzler. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1947 and Howard College (now Samford University) in Birmingham, Alabama in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. While at Howard College, Dick met Martha Jean Rose of Elizabethton, Tennessee who was also a pharmacy student at Howard College and graduated in 1951. Dick and Martha were married December 28, 1950, at First Baptist Church in Elizabethton. Following graduation from Howard College Dick entered the U.S. Army where he served as a Pharmacist at Fort Belvoir, Virginia from 1952 – 1954. Upon honorable discharge from the Army, he worked as a pharmacist at Robard’s Drugs in Madisonville. Dick and Martha moved to Greenville where he became co-owner of Countzler’s Drug Store with his father and brother. He retired in 1992. Dick was an active member of Greenville United Methodist Church where he served in many roles and leadership capacities until his death. He was a founding member of Habitat for Humanity of Muhlenberg County and active in the Celebrate Recovery and Great Banquet ministries. He was active in his community serving on the Greenville School Board, a board member of First State Bank and Old National Bank, and the Evergreen Cemetery board.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his wife Martha in 2011, his daughter Susan Countzler Carey in 2004, son-in-law Brad Carey in 2017, brother Eddie Countzler in 2010 and sister-in-law Mildred Countzler in 2008.

Dick is survived by his son John (Sandy) Countzler of Houston, TX., daughter Anne (David) McKnight of Durham, North Carolina, granddaughter Beth (Rodney) Morrow, great-granddaughter Adelaide Morrow of Houston, TX., grandson Brian Bradley of Owensboro. stepmother Nancy Countzler, sisters Stacy Countzler Warren and Suzie Countzler (Richard Piper) all of Greenville, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to thank caregivers Ashlee, Joy, Pam, Robin, Sharon, and Tammy as well as the staff of Hospice of Western Kentucky for their care and support of Dick while at home.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Greenville United Methodist Church, 144 North Main Street, Greenville.

Visitation in the church sanctuary beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  Rev. Barry Robinson and Rev. Brent Waltrip will be conducting the service. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville with military honors. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Boggess, Ron Dockery, Leon Gibbons, John Lovell, and Clyde Stovall. Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Greenville United Methodist Church P. O. Box 229, Greenville, Kentucky 42345, or New Creation Grace Home P. O. Box 621, Greenville, Kentucky 42345.

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