Richard Bruce Oplinger

Monday, November 30, 2015

Richard Bruce Oplinger, 64, of Joplin, (formerly of Seligman) passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.

He was born May 27, 1951, in Ithica, N.Y., the son of Grandville Bruce and Neva (Westbrook) Oplinger who preceded him in death.

He graduated from Ithica High School in New York. He became a self-employed carpenter building new homes. Survivors include: two, sons Richard Oplinger, of Jefferson City, and John Oplinger and daughter-in-law, Christina Shoemaker, of Exeter; one daughter Shawn Short, of Washburn; two brothers, Eugene Williams, of Seligman, and Ron Johnson, of Jefferson, Ohio; two sisters, Carolyn Oplinger, of Joplin, and Nancy Oplinger, of West Covina, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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