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Richard Orchard

June 1, 1939 — November 11, 2023

Richard Orchard

Richard "Dick" Wallace Orchard

Age 84, of Festus, Missouri, died on November 11, 2023, in Festus. Born June 01, 1939, in Alley Spring, Missouri. He was the Son of the late Woodrow and Velma (nee Wallace). Rich was raised in Ink, Missouri, and went to high school in Eminence, Missouri. He attended Southwest Missouri State in Springfield, Missouri. He briefly taught from 1959-1960 in Round Valley, Missouri. On May 11, 1960, Rich married his wife Juanita of 63 years in Summersville, Missouri, then the couple moved to St. Louis where he worked for The Graham Paper Company. Later he founded Complete Roofing Company he ran the business until 1997. He was a member of Twin City Church of Christ. Rich loved Bluegrass music and was an accomplished guitar player and singer. He performed with numerous bands over the years.

 

He is survived by:

Wife-Juanita Orchard (nee Sykes) of Festus, Missouri

Son-Greg (Sandy) Orchard, of Hillsboro, Missouri

Granddaughter-Heather (Korey) Teer, of Hillsboro, Missouri

Grandson-Kyle (Katie) Orchard, of Hillsboro, Missouri

Granddaughter-Emily Orchard, of De Soto, Missouri

Granddaughter-Kaylee (Collin) Ijames, of Imperial, Missouri

Granddaughter-Molly (Colten) Cook, of Bonne Terre, Missouri

Great Grandchildren: Aliyah, Landen, Connor, Jace, Ava, Oscar, and Miles.

Sister-in-law-Lucille Orchard, of Eminence, Missouri

Sister-in-law-Myrtle Young of Summersville, Missouri

Sister-in-law-Evelyn Alton of Cabool, Missouri

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Parents-Woodrow and Velma Orchard (Wallace)
Son-Ron Orchard 
Brother-James Orchard

Visitation- Thursday, November 16th, 2023 at 10:00 am, Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, 103 Fourth St., Hillsboro, MO 63050

Funeral Service- Thursday, November 16th, 2023 at 12:00 pm, Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, 103 Fourth St., Hillsboro, MO 63050

Burial- To follow at Peaceful Meadows Cemetery

Memorials may be made to- Twin City Church of Christ or Saint Jude Children Research Hospital.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, November 16, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Robert D. Brown Funeral Home

103 4th St., Hillsboro, MO 63050

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Funeral Service

Thursday, November 16, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Robert D. Brown Funeral Home

103 4th St., Hillsboro, MO 63050

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Burial

Thursday, November 16, 2023

1:00 - 1:15 pm (Central time)

Peaceful Meadows Cemetery

Jarvis Rd, Hillsboro, MO 63050

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