In Memory

Richard Milstead

Richard Milstead

Richard Milstead

Richard Milstead WALNUT SHADE, Mo. - Memorial services for Richard Milstead, 63, of Walnut Shade were held Aug. 11, 2009, at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson, Mo. Compassus Hospice Chaplain Larry Kackley of Branson officiated. Mr. Milstead died at his residence Aug. 8, 2009, after a lengthy illness.

He was born June 28, 1946, in Plainview, Texas, to Eldon and Dorothy Marie Miller Milstead. He grew up in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School in 1964. Richard began his working career with Page's Food. He attended National Electronics Institute in Denver Colo. He returned to Plainview where he married the mother of his two children, Barbara Flippo, in Claytonville. He worked at Jack Morris Ford, MBPXL as purchasing agent and moved to Wichita, Kan., with the MBPXL Corp., on the corporate level.

He then went to work for Val-Agri in Wichita, where he married Joni Fife. He later moved to Dallas with the Val-Agri Corp. He purchased Scotty's Trout Dock on Lake Tanneycomo in Branson, Mo., where he lived for the last 15 years with his wife, Joni, and adopted son, Justin Albers-Milstead.

He is survived by wife, Joni, of Walnut Shade, Mo.; daughter, Amanda Shinkel and husband, Jeff, of Benton, Kan.; son, Steven Milstead and wife, Leslie, of Grand Junction, Colo.; adopted son, Cesar Guerra and wife, Wilma, of Woodbridge, Va.; adopted son, Justin Albers-Milstead and wife, Ashley, of Walnut Shade, Mo.; stepdaughter Lesa Albers of Dallas, Texas; stepson Heath Albers and wife, Marci, of Olive Branch, Miss.; two sisters, Cathy Chandler and husband, Johnny, of Amarillo, Texas, and Virginia Young and husband, Jack, of Weatherford, Texas; one brother, David Milstead and wife, Annette, of Plainview, Texas; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Diana McAninch. Memorials can be made to Eldon Milstead Endowed Scholarship, Wayland Baptist University, 1900 W. Seventh, CMB-621, Plainview, TX 79072, or a charity of your choice.

Published in Plainview Daily Herald from August 17 to August 18, 2009