JOPLIN, Mo. —
Richard "Dick" A. Shaddy, age 85, of Joplin, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.
Dick was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Galena, Kan., to Joseph and Stella (Dugan) Shaddy. He graduated from Galena High School. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II.
Dick and Billy Kuykendall, his life partner of 47 years, owned and operated several night clubs around the Joplin area such as the 66 Club, Billy Jack's and CG's, Dixie Lee's, Wranglers, Silverado Club, Rumors, Pla-mor, and many others. They retired to Grand Lake where Dick loved to fish.
Dick is survived by his life partner of 47 years, Billy Kuykendall and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.
Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, with burial following at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hill Crest Cemetery, Galena.
Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.
Online condolences may be made at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com