Richard Dale King age 88 of Buffalo passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020 in Buffalo Prairie Center in Buffalo, Missouri. Richard was born to Sherman and Edna (Wood) King on November 21, 1931 in Springfield, Missouri.
He joined the Army on February 14, 1952 earning multiple medals and stars during his service. After leaving the Army, Richard worked as a farmer, a hod carrier, brick layer, and in construction for many years.
One June 15, 1960 he married Carol Hall and to this union three children were born.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents Sherman and Edna; two brothers: Kenneth and Howard; two sisters: Polly Hunter and Doris Hitchcock; one son: Wade King, and his wife of 50 years, Carol King.
Survivors include two sisters: Shirley Young of Ozark, Missouri, and Wanda Colbertson of Fair Play, Missouri; one son: Timothy King of Springfield, Missouri; one daughter: Karen King of Long Lane, Missouri; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 11:00 am Thursday, July 23, 2020 in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Elkland, Missouri with Ken Glor officiating. Pallbearers will be Robert Yeargan, Adam Yeargan, Aaron Boland, and JD Hunter. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon-Otterness & Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo, Missouri.
Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 am Thursday, July 23, 2020 in the Cantlon-Otterness & Viets Funeral Home in Buffalo, Missouri.