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Richard Willingham

Richard Audrain Willingham, age 74, of Forsyth, Missouri passed away January 7, 2022. He was born near Mexico Missouri, the son of Roy A. and Martha O. (Towne) Willingham. Richard served his country in the Army as a U.S. Green Beret from 1967 – 1970.

Richard was an Electrical Engineer. He owned D&D Controls, and also worked for A.B. Chance Company in northern Missouri, and Columbia Machine in Washington State. He later taught engineering in Moberly, Missouri. He and his wife Dixie have been together since 1983.

Survivors include: His wife, Dixie; children Jimmy Ray Hurst (Janie), Randy Hurst, Robert Earl Hurst, Vendi Jacobs, and Katharyn Gantka; grandchildren, Cassie Olivas (Luke), and Sara Watson (Matthew); six great-grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy Kehl (Ron), Mignon Metzger (Dave), Jack Willingham (Donna Kay), and Lenice Dunlap (Sam Curd); and nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by a brother Don Willingham, a daughter, LeAnne, and his parents.

A Memorial Celebration will be scheduled at a later date at South Fork Church, Monroe County, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, and Adams Crematory.

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miss dixie, our thoughts and prayers. are with you and the family, we love you. linda and larry

linda thomas Jan 16 2022 1:02 PM

I know you have just gone fishing. We were suppose to do this together but you were gone to soon. I will continue fishing and think of you everytime. I will miss you brother and I love you so. Until we meet again in the glorious place called heaven.

Lenice Dunlap Jan 12 2022 8:42 PM

Dick was always so kind and generous to us. I am grateful we finally took you up on your invitation to come see you and dig clams with Dick. It's a memory we will always cherish. Our hearts are with you, Aunt Deedy, and we love you.

Julie Bailey Jan 12 2022 11:29 AM