Rick Ebersbach

Rick Ebersbach, 55, Middleport, Ohio passed away on June 14, 2020.  

He was born June 15, 1964, in Gallipolis, Ohio the son of Eli and Bonnie (Hawley) Ebersbach.  He was a 1982 graduate of Meigs High School.    

Rick's warm smile could often be seen at Mitch's Produce where he had worked for the last 10 years.  He had previously worked for Art Hill at his greenhouses.  He was always smiling and cracking jokes and would do anything for anyone.  He made many a friend at Alligator Jack's where he helped his mom at her booth.   On any summer day, he could be found at General Hartinger Park either umpiring or watching the kids play ball.  In his younger years, Rick himself loved playing softball with his friends.  He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes.  He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family and was a dedicated caregiver to his precious mom.

He is survived by his loving companion of 36 years Penny L. Smith; daughters, Brooke (Michael) Northup and Brandi (Brandon) Smith; grandchildren, Kaelee Maynard, Braxtynn Spencer, Brogan Spencer, Taylor Northup, Tyler Northup, Colt Northup, and Branson Smith; mother, Bonnie Ebersbach; sisters, Bonnie Roush, Vicky Camp, Christina Varian and Misty (Jason) Rhodes; brothers, Eli (Barb) Ebersbach,
Tim Ebersbach and Rod Ebersbach.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandson, Boston Jagger Smith; brothers-in-law, Rodney Roush and Hank Varian; and great-nephew, Steven Griffin III.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 12:00 pm at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport, Ohio with Pastor Steve Little officiating.  Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, Ohio.  Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the funeral home.  Donations can be made at Ohio Valley Bank in memory of Rick Ebersbach to help the family offset the cost.

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