The Duncan Banner
Raymond Leon “DeDa” Richie, 65, of Duncan passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Duncan Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 at Chisholm Trail Church of Christ with Dr. Steve Gregg officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. There will be a final viewing from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the FEA parlor of the Chisholm Trail Church of Christ. The family will congregate there prior to services.
Ray was born May 1, 1948, at Chickasha to Joseph H. and Mildred (Gill) Richie. He graduated from Chickasha High School in 1966, attended Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts 1966 - 1967 and Southwestern Oklahoma State University 1967-1970.
He married Phyllis Wilkins on Dec. 20, 1969, at the College Chapel in Chickasha. He was a member of Chisholm Trail Church of Christ, participated in a local bowling league and was active in the planting of the “Rose Buds” along 17th St. in Chickasha.
Raymond retired from Mobil Oil Co. as a technical supervisor and then went to work for the Duncan Public School System as their maintenance/custodian supervisor. At his retirement from DPS, he was custodian at Plato Elementary School.
Ray is survived by his wife Phyllis of the home, children Mia (Marion) Edwards of Arlington, Texas and Philip Douglas Richie of Chickasha, daughter-in-law Jessica Martinez and Stacy Richie of Duncan, brothers Mamsa “Larry” Islam and wife Syedah “Joy” of Oklahoma City and Timothy Richie of Chickasha, sisters Marilyn (Alphonso) Jacobs of Florence, S.C. and Eileen Steadman of Oklahoma City, grandchildren Kira Richie of Arlington, Texas, Bryson Richie, Alyssa Richie and Alexus Richie, all of Duncan, “bonus” grandchildren Camdon Richie, Kyla and Deonta Hartsfield, all of Duncan, mother-in-law Marjorie Moore, brothers-in-law Earl Wilkins, Clavor Wilkins, Albert (Rhonda) Moore, sister-in-law Anita Bostic, all of Chickasha, uncles Henry (Sarah) Gill of Columbia, MD, Lonnie (Ruth) Kemp of Wichita, Kan. and Karl Kemp of Okmulgee, aunts Alfretta Gill of Oklahoma City, Rita (Robert) Maloney of Chickasha, Clydia Parker of Lawton, Mary Kemp of Wichita, Kan. and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Donald Richie and Scott Richie.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Lassley, Steven Zamarripa, Harold Irby, Johnny Bradley, DeWayne Rochell and Robert Maloney. Honorary bearers will be Mamsa Islam, Timothy Richie Keith Singleterry, Willie Bryant, LeRoy Taylor and Tim Blazer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Duncan Public School Foundation.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.