Richard Aaernd Sooter, 49, of Wentworth, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Mo. He was born in Monett, Mo. on Jan. 6, 1963, the son of the late Ray and Agnes (Coker) Sooter. He was a welder.
Richard is survived by his wife, Timi; two sons, Aaron Bray, of Hutchinson, Kan., and Michael Sooter, of Wentworth; two daughters, Crystal Sooter, and Kelsey Walters, both of Monett; two brothers, Calvin Sooter, North Carolina and Kenneth Sooter, Texas; six sisters, Barbara Crawford, Florida, Berm Arnold, Lampe, Mo., Lovenia Beckett, Arkansas, Lori Shoemaker, Branson, Mo., Sheila Noble, Peirce City, and Debbie Sooter, Pierce City; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both his parents, Ray and Agnes.
A celebration of life memorial will be held for Richard on Saturday Oct. 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Pierce City Park in Pierce City, Mo. Friends and family attending the celebration are asked to write down a special memory they have of Richard and bring it with you to the service.
Online condolences may be made at www.bennettwormington.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo.