Richard Lee Alkire, of Ardmore, was born on April 9, 1937, in Odessa, Texas, to William O. and Stella Mae (Rudd) Alkire. He passed away Monday evening, June 27, 2011, at the Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore at the age of 74 years, 2 months and 18 days.


Richard Lee Alkire, of Ardmore, was born on April 9, 1937, in Odessa, Texas, to William O. and Stella Mae (Rudd) Alkire. He passed away Monday evening, June 27, 2011, at the Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore at the age of 74 years, 2 months and 18 days.

 

A time of remembrance will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011, at the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.

 

Richard had attended Plainview High School and had served in the United States Army and the Oklahoma National Guard. He later worked at Southwestern Bell for 37 years.

 

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Alkire; his parents; a sister, Doris Bosley; and a brother, Terry Alkire.

 

He is survived by two children, Dollie Haas and Charlie Alkire; six grandchildren, Kayla, Samuel, Gabrielle, Katrinna, Mike and Brian; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Billie Cornish, Annie Ford and Dora Alkire; and a brother, Max Alkire.

 

Online condolences may be sent to www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.