Rick Bear, age 55, of Piedmont, died peacefully at 7:55 p.m. at home surrounded by family on Sunday, January 8, 2012.

Born Dennison, Ohio on September 27, 1956, he was a son of Ann Brokaw Bear of Freeport and the late Heywood Bear.

Friends will be received at Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport on Tuesday, January 10 from 12 to 2 and 5 to 8 p.m. with a Fireman Service at 8 p.m.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 11 in the Freeport United Methodist Church with Rev. Harry Milligan officiating. Fire trucks will lead the funeral procession to Moorefield Cemetery where Rick will be buried. Rick will take his final ride in the Moorefield Township Fire Department Ambulance.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Moorefield Township Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 14, Piedmont, Ohio 43983. Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s Web site, www.kochfuneralhome.net.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.