The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

January 27, 2009

Dickie Olds Sr.


JOPLIN — Dickie Eugene Olds Sr., age 70, Joplin, passed away at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Olds was born Dec. 7, 1938, in Joplin, to the late Jerry A. Olds and Hazel B. Foster Olds and had lived in the Joplin area most of his life. He graduated from Bell Gardens, Calif., High School in 1956. He was a construction superintendent and had worked for the Hunt Building Corporation in El Paso, Texas; and Holmes and Narver Construction in Orange County, Calif. He enjoyed training race horses and farming and was a longtime member of Tennessee Prairie Friends Church.

Dickie married Bonnie S. Henson on Aug. 5, 1997, in Miami, Okla. She survives at the home.

Additional survivors include two sons, Dickie Olds Jr., Hayesville, Kan., and Ricky Olds, Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Tamra Penwell, Joplin, and Lisa Schmidt, Benton, Ark.; one stepson, Dustin Minson, Wyandotte, Okla.; two sisters, Lyola Ross, Powell, Tenn., and Raeoma Morgan, Katy, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and two step grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Tennessee Prairie Friends Church. Pastor Dave Robinson will officiate. Interment will follow in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tennessee Prairie Friends Church in care of Parker Mortuary.

Online condolences may be made at parkermortuary.com