He was born February 17, 1944 in Gallipolis, son of the late William R. and Dorothy Younger Clonch. Richard was married for 51 years to Marion Nichols Clonch and she survives him. He was a National Guard veteran and was a retired truck driver for Stroehmann Bakeries. Richard was a Master 32nd Degree Mason with the Point Pleasant Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed racing and fixing up antique cars.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Bush Jr., William R. Bush and Herbert R. Clonch and one sister, Opal Martin.
Service was held Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Willis Funeral Home. Burial was March 13 at the Union Cemetery, Peas Hill Rd. East Smithfield.