Donald’s life began July 26, 1936 in Holton, Kansas. He is the son of Ralph and Ruth ( Cordill) Richard. Donald was united in marriage to Rosemarie Reed on October 3, 1958 at the First Baptist Church in El Dorado. He was a transport driver for Skelly Oil, Getty Oil and Texaco in El Dorado and last drove for American Freightways. Donald was a faithful member of the Temple Baptist Church. He enjoyed his McDonald’s coffee group, gardening, hunting but most especially keeping up with the activities of his granddaughters. His loving family includes his wife of 59 years Rosemarie of El Dorado, son Dave (Denise) Richard of Omaha, NE; granddaughters Deedra and Deanna Richard, both of Manhattan, KS and his sister in law Beverly McCulloch of Towanda. Donald passed away on April 11, 2018 at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Janice Webster. His family will gather with friends on Saturday from 9-10 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church where his funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. led by Pastor Ron Jones. Donald will be laid to rest in Sunset Lawns Cemetery. Carlson Colonial Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorial contributions in Donald’s name may be directed to the Temple Baptist Church. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Donald at www.carlsoncolonial.com.
Donations may be made to:
Temple Baptist Church
925 Douglas Rd, El Dorado KS 67042