Reid Prinkey

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Reid Prinkey, 74, of West Mansfield and formerly of Wooster, passed away early Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in his home. Born in 1944 in Connellsville, Pa., he was a 1966 graduate of the Ohio State University and was a Buckeye through and through. He went to work for Deere & Company immediately out of school as a branch territory manager, earning TM of the Year in 1968.In 1972 he purchased Creviston Implement in West Mansfield which he operated until his semi-retirement in 1996. He then worked at the Transportation Research Center until his full retirement in 2018.

In between his business and part-time work, he was an avid hiker, especially partial to Utah and Arizona, and all U. S. National Parks. Over his lifetime, he also enjoyed motorcycling, golf, snowmobiling, skiing, boating and geocaching. One of his favorite acts was proudly wearing his Buckeye gear on out-of-state trips, especially Michigan.

 He is survived by his wife, Amanda Humphrey Prinkey; sons, Dub, Scott (Allison) and Todd; grandchildren, Cole Stone and Brooke Walton; great-grandchildrenm Kylan and Blake Stone; sisters, Theda Chamberlin and Gay Robertson; brothers, Rex (Marcia) and Robin (Mary) Prinkey; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, R.W. “Dub” Prinkey and Thelma DeHaven Prinkey of Mill Run, Pa., and Wooster; and stepfather, Edward Burge of West Salem.

Per Reid’s request, he will be cremated, no funeral is planned at this time and his burial service will be private. His family suggests those wishing to honor his memory may best do so by making a donation in Reid’s name to Universal Home Health and Hospice Care, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311; and the Logan County Cancer Society, 205 E. Palmer Road, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine handled arrangements.

Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.