Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans and left at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home, PO Box 44, El Dorado Springs, MO, 64744.
Richard Ivan Painter, age 70, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away at home surrounded by his family on October 25, 2017. He was born on August 15, 1947, in Decatur, Indiana, to Betty (Musser) Painter and Doyle Painter.
On December 31, 1966, he married the love of his life, Ann Simmons.
Richard proudly served in the United States Navy. He eventually retired from ADM and began to farm full time.
Most importantly to Richard was his family. His world revolved around his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Richard will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Ann; precious step-mother, Millie Painter; his children: Julie Painter (Brad Weaver) and their children Alysa, Lindsey, Calista and Jacob and grandson Ayden; Janeen Painter (Fawn Monaghan) and their child Mackenzie; Dennis Painter (Sarah) their children Kody (Amanda), Brooke and Keegan; Jason Painter (Lisa McIntire) and their children Hilary (Dakotah), Jordan, Elizabeth, Riley and Parker and grandson Paul; and Eric Painter (Francie) and their children Stephen, Taelyn, CeCi and Tanner; sisters: Sandy Kraft, Carolyn Medaugh, Donna Thompson, Vickie Ellis, Valerie Parrish, Carla Shaffer and Connie; sisters-in-law: Arlene Loomis and family and Peggy Hylemon (John) and family.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one nephew.
Graveside services for Richard Painter will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Following the service the family will receive friends and family at their home.