Louis R. "Dick" Rich – March 18, 2011

Louis R. “Dick” Rich, 79, of Adrian, died Friday, March 18, 2011.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers of Vega, 110 S. Main St., Vega, Texas. 
On September 8, 1931 in Hunter, Missouri, 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 Conflict where he received the Purple Heart medal.  Returning from service he settled in Adrian, Texas where he owned and operated Dick’s Garage and Wrecker Service for 46 years.
 He married his beautiful red head Joyce Marie Tucker and life blessed them with three children.  Dick was a member of the Vega Masonic Lodge #899.  He enjoyed traveling to see his siblings, children and grandchildren “just seeing the country”.  He traveled from this world on March 18, 2011. 
 Celebrating his life is his wife Joyce, children Steve and Carla Rich of Plano, TX; Dale and Tammy Rich of Adrian, Texas; Todd and Tonda White of Vici, Oklahoma; grandchildren Tara and Steve Andrea of Woodward, Oklahoma; Ti White of Las Cruces, NM and Tialyn White of Warr Acres, OK;  his great grandson, Preston Andrea; one sister, Erma Cloyd of Fresno, CA; one brother, Alexander Rich of San Diego, CA; and numerous nieces, nephews, special friends Boudro and Hector and many friends. 
Memorial contribution, in lieu of flowers, to the memorial fund c/o First Baptist Church, 701 Walnut, Adrian, Texas 79001.

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