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Richard Leroy Stinnett
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Richard Leroy Stinnett, age 86, of Lowry City, MO, passed away on January 15, 2018, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City, MO.

Richard was born in Mooreland, Oklahoma, to Raymond and Lucy ‘Richards’ Stinnett. He married Jackie Kastner in 1955, in Altus, Ok, giving himself credit for getting Jackie out of Oklahoma and “saving her”.

Richard served as Military Police in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. Richard’s buddies in the Air Force always called him Smiley because of his mischievous grin. He told stories of his time in Korea his entire life. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he attended G.I. school where he learned about agriculture and farming.

Richard farmed until he started Stinnett Feed & Grain in 1977. Richard and Jackie owned and operated the feed store until they retired in 1998. After Richard retired he continued to buy fescue seed in Lowry City. He employed many of the young men in town and several of his grandkids. They could always count on a story and a cold ‘off brand’ soda before they left for their next load.

Richard enjoyed going to the grandkids ball games through their school years. He loved traveling with Jackie, family and friends. The Grand Canyon, the Gulf, and Elephant rock were just a few of the places the grandkids got to experience with them. Richard and Jackie visited Korea and China with other Veterans. Richard bought a KIA because of his visit to Korea. He said how impressed he was by the country’s advancements and the improvements that were made possible with the help provided after the war. Richard and Jackie made frequent trips to Branson and Silver Dollar City. He would often strike up conversations with other men sporting veteran ball caps. Richard liked to hunt, fish and play cards. The card parties were a weekly event, chocolate cake and a bowl of ice cream would often sweeten the game. His friends from the card playing group were very special to him. An important part of Richard’s day was his morning coffee and shared stories with friends and neighbors at the Landmark. Richard was a loyal Republican, and a hard working honest man.

Richard is survived by his wife Jackie, of the home, his sons, Richard D. (Laurie) Stinnett, and Keith (Pam) Stinnett, both of Deepwater, MO; grandchildren, Amber (Christopher) Keith, Sarah (Keith) Baker, Jordan Stinnett, Amanda (Matt Cooper) Stinnett, Lauren (Jeremy) Denison, Keri Stinnett, and Rilee Stinnett; great-grandchildren, Meghan, Jephrey and NIC Keith, Kasen Baker, Raelynn Stinnett and baby Denison on the way; and his sister, Wilma Lightle.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends at Consalus Funeral Home on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be at 1:30 PM, Friday, January, 19, 2018 at Ohio Christian Church (west of Lowry City on Hwy A). Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery and left in care of Consalus Funeral Home, 209 S. 2nd, Clinton, MO 64735.

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Visitation

Thursday

18

Jan

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Consalus Funeral Home

209 S. Second
Clinton, MO 64735

funeral service

Friday

19

Jan

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Ohio Christian Church

West Hwy. A
Lowry City, MO 64763

interment

Friday

19

Jan

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mt. Zion Cemetery

E. Hwy. Z
Deepwater/Mr. Zion, MO 64740

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