Richard Steven Selvey, 64, of Ft. Seneca, OH went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 due to an auto accident. He was born April 3, 1955 in Fremont, OH, the son of Richard I. and Joan (Herron) Selvey. He was a 1973 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School. Steve received a bachelor’s degree in education from Findlay College in 1977 and received a master’s degree in education administration from The Ohio State University. He then received a certificate for his superintendent license from Ashland University.
Steve married Laurie Smith on June 24, 1978 in Mansfield, OH and she survives. He was a social studies teacher at West Muskingum Middle School in Zanesville and then Norwalk Middle School. He became the assistant principal at Urbana High School and later became the principal at Mt. Gilead Junior High School. He was the Superintendent for Old Fort Schools where he retired in 2006. Steve was currently working as a Washington D.C. Tour Guide with Prodigy Student Travel in Worthington, OH.
Steve was a man of God with strong faith which he showed by being an active member and Elder of The Journey Church in Tiffin, OH. He enjoyed history, especially American and WWII. He was very patriotic and enjoyed reading, coin collecting and metal detecting. Steve was a fan of Cleveland Indians baseball and OSU football. He enjoyed the outdoors, yardwork, gardening and loved growing his pumpkin patch for the grandkids. He also enjoyed feeding the birds and loved his dogs, Toby and Decker. He was his children’s number one supporter by watching Bethany run and Doug coach basketball. His ultimate joy was spending time with his family.
Steve is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Laurie Selvey; Ft. Seneca, OH; daughter, Bethany (Ben) Sharrock, Lexington, OH; son, Douglas (Kimberly) Selvey, Wapakoneta, OH; grandchildren, Adria and Nathan Sharrock, Brantley Richard Selvey; mother, Joan Selvey, Tiffin, OH; sisters, Lynne (Jeff) Pocock, Bellevue, OH and Lori (Mike) Cramer, Tiffin, OH; mother-in-law, Evelyn Smith, Naples, FL; brother-in-law, Brad (Nancy) Smith, Glendale, AZ; sister-in-law, Lisa (Barry) Paul, Naples, FL; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; father-in-law, Marshall Smith and brother-in-law, Mark Smith.
Visitation: Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Journey Church, 2531 S. State Route 100, Tiffin, OH 44883.
Service: Wednesday, December 4, 2019; 1:00 p.m. at the church with an hour of visitation prior to the service. Rev. Sam Wolfe will officiate.
Burial: Green Springs Cemetery, Green Springs, OH
Memorials: The Journey Church, Tiffin, OH