Richard Eugene Waltrip Sr., 66, of Aurora, Mo. passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at his home. He was born on March 7, 1947 in Monett, Mo., the son of the late Warren and Stella (Snider) Waltrip. He was united in marriage on Aug. 20, 1965 in Monett, Mo. to Carolyn Sue Beckett, she survives.
He was a retired mechanic and attended the Assembly of God Church in Aurora, Mo.
Richard is survived by his wife, Carolyn; three sons, Richard Waltrip Jr., of Wheaton, William D. Waltrip, of Springfield, and Robert Neil Waltrip, of Neosho; one brother, James Waltrip, of Nevada, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Mahan, of Monett, and Virginia Reedy, of Kidder, Mo.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Richard are being held on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Chapel in Monett with Rev. Tom Hargrove officiating. Burial will follow services at the Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.bennettwormington.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo.