The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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July 28, 2013

Richard Packer, Sr.

JOPLIN, Mo. — Richard Dean "Dick" Packer, Sr., age 83, Joplin, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at Mercy Hospital after an illness.

Richard was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Augusta, Kan., to the late Frank Packer and Gladys Davis Packer and had lived in Joplin most of his life.

He had worked at Ozark Engineering; St. Johns Regional Medical Center; Cardinal Scales, Vickers and retired as a supervisor from American Fixtures in 1990. He was a longtime member of the Joplin Senior Citizens Center and was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War.

Richard married Rayma Gibson on Jan. 25, 1951, in Joplin. She preceded him in death on April 26, 2005.

He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Hayden D. Packer.

Survivors include a son, Richard D. Packer II and his wife, Roxanna, Joplin; four grandchildren, Deanna Duff and her husband, Matt, Springfield, Amy Szura, Carl Junction, Danielle Grady, Owasso, Okla., Kaylee Packer, Joplin; four great-grandchildren, Micah, Isaac, Emily, Clayton; and a sister, Betty Stanley, Joplin.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Parker Mortuary.

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