Richard “Dick” Lynn Harding, 64, Thayer, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 at his home.
Dick was born in Parsons on Sept. 27, 1945, the son of Don A. and Shirley J. Crabb Harding. He graduated from Stark High School in the Class of 1963.
He was united in marriage to Anita “Sue” Umbarger on Sept. 23, 1965 in Erie. She survives.
Dick was a semi-truck driver for 43 years, most recently for TDC in Joplin, Mo.
Along with his wife, Sue, Thayer, he is survived by his mother, Shirley Harding, rie; a son, Kelsey Harding and his wife, Candace, Burdick; three daughters, Kalene Newton and her companion Dave Butler, Kim Berg and her husband, Randy, and Koralyn Barkman and her husband, Justin, all of Thayer; grandchildren Kelly Harding and spouse, Shawnte, with great-grandsons Kayle and Kyler, Kory Harding and wife, Jordan, Konley Harding, Kordell Harding, Kendall Harding, Kody Dannelley and wife, Summer, Kyler Dannelley, Keesha Newton, Ashleigh Berg with great-granddaughter Chloe, Kourtney Berg, Gavan Berg, Katie Berg, Kenzli Swisher, Drey Barkman, Zoe Barkman, Kole Harding, and Kaia Barkman; brother, Doug Harding and his wife, Jan, Erie; father-in-law, Orville “Jack” Umbarger, Thayer; sister-in-law Colleen Ferguson, Fredonia; brother-in-law Lynn Umbarger and his wife, Karen, Wichita; and sister-in-law Janis Snavely and her husband, Jim, Thayer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Don Harding, his grandparents, mother-in-law Eula Umbarger, daughter-in-law Lois Harding, and brother-in-law Charlie Ferguson.
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 at the Thayer United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.
Memorials in his name may be made to NMRMC Care Car, a service he enjoyed during his illness, and may be left with the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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