Thursday, May 11, 2006

Richard "Dick" Lawrence Withers, 61, of Eagle Rock, passed away Monday, May 8, 2006, in his home.

He was born Dec. 7, 1944, in Big Rapids, Mich., the son of Sydney L. and Ruth Elizabeth (White) Withers. On March 10, 2001, he was united in marriage to Mary Louise (Langley) Elam, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Deron Withers of Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Dori Knobbe and her husband, Trent, of Sharon Springs, Kan.; a stepson, Mark Elam, of Newkirk, Okla.; six grand-children; one sister, Mary Louise Hinckley of Suffield, Conn., and one brother, Jim Withers, of Lemon Grove, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gary Withers.

He attended school in Michigan until the age of 16 when his family moved to Arkansas City, Kan. After graduating from High School he was employed with General Electric for 38 years until he retired Nov. 1, 2000. He and Louise moved to Eagle Rock in April 2004 to live on Table Rock Lake.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roaring River Baptist Church, Eagle Rock, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri. Memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Michael Mitchell.


Cassville, Missouri