Richard Gibbs Church was born on Jan. 24, 1940, in Denver, Colo., to Gibbs Leroy Church and Codelia Burnice (Tyra) Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters Kathy Vincent and Robin Johnson; siblings Ralph Church and Lawanda Church; stepfather Jimmy Hutton and stepmother Ruth Hutton.
Richard married Carolyn Delong on Oct. 17, 1981, in Las Vegas, Nev., and worked as an oil field tool pusher. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time fishing and hunting. He was a “kidder” and enjoyed telling jokes. Richard loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them; he especially loved the time he spent with his grandkids. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Richard is survived by his wife of 39 years, Carolyn; daughter Jennifer Hurlburt, of Sawyer, Okla.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other family, friends and loved ones.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.