Here's his obituary:
ADRIAN -Louis R. "Dick" Rich, 79, died Friday, March 18, 2011.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Cemetery in Vega with the Rev. Dee Slocum officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Vega.
On Sept. 8, 1931, in Hunter, Mo., John Fleming and Alice Ballinger Rich celebrated the birth of a son, Louis Richard, second to the youngest of nine children. Dick grew to manhood and served three years in the Korean War, where he received the Purple Heart medal. Returning from service, he settled in Adrian, where he owned and operated Dick's Garage and Wrecker Service for 46 years.
He married his beautiful redhead, Joyce Marie Tucker, and life blessed them with three children. Dick was a member of the Vega Masonic Lodge No. 899. He enjoyed traveling to see his siblings, children and grandchildren, "just seeing the country." He traveled from this world March 18, 2011.
Celebrating his life is his wife, Joyce; children, Steve and Carla Rich of Plano, Dale and Tammy Rich of Adrian, Todd and Tonda White of Vici, Okla.; grandchildren, Tara and Steve Andrea of Woodward, Okla., Ti White of Las Cruces, N.M., and Tialyn White of Warr Acres, Okla.; great-grandson, Preston Andrea; a sister, Erma Cloyd of Fresno, Calif.; a brother, Alexander Rich of San Diego; numerous nieces, nephews; special friends, Boudro and Hector; and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Church, 701 Walnut St., Adrian, TX 79001.
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