Ryland (Dick) R. Spaulding Jr. died on January 5, 2015 after a brief hospitalization. Ryland was born April 12, 1935, to Ryland Richard Spaulding and Edna Sykes Spaulding in Weston, Vermont. After graduating from Chester High School, Dick volunteered for service in U.S. Army. Upon his return, Dick married the love of his life, Janice May Harrington in July of 1958. He also embarked on a construction career that would span the next 50 years. His unique vision and artistry in wood crafting is visible in many of homes throughout Southern Vermont. Dick also took pride in being auxiliary policeman for a number of years. Dick was an avid outdoorsman, spending many happy times hunting, fishing and camping. These times were even happier when he was sharing them with his family, especially his grandson. Dick was a 50 year member of the Masonic lodge and an active member of the local American Legion post.
Dick and Janice moved to Manchester, Vermont in 1962. They remained there until 2010, when they moved to Grand Prairie, Texas to be close to their daughter, Ellen and her family. Dick is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janice, his daughter, Ellen and her husband, James McReynolds, their children, Christopher, James and Melody and 7 great grandchildren.
Contributions in Dick’s memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, Manchester Center, VT, 05255 or the Windham County Humane Society, PO box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302, where he adopted his latest Feline companion, Fergus.
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Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061