Bradley Gene Richter
Wilson - Griffin Funeral Homes - Ash Grove
201 S. Daniel
Ash Grove, MO

Gene Richter

Bradley Gene Richter, 57 of Springfield, Mo. passed away, Thursday morning, January 16, 2014 in his home at 4:23 a.m. following a three year illness.

Brad was born March 23, 1956, in Springfield, Mo., grew up in the Ash Grove area and graduated from Ash Grove High School in 1974. He was a lifelong resident of the Ash Grove and Springfield areas. He was in Quality Control with Journagan Construction for the past 14 years. He worked with Mo.Dot. for the previous 10 years and had been a dairy farmer. He was a member of the University Heights Baptist Church and enjoyed the "Side by Side" Sunday School Class.

Brad Richter and Debbie Higbee were united in marriage on June 21, 1974. To this union two sons were born. Brad and Debbie were privileged to share together over 39 years. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: John and Evelyn (Gilmore) Richter and maternal grandparents: Henry and Neva (Gouty) Perkins, and his father-in-law: Claude Higbee.

He is survived by his loving family, his Wife: Debbie and Two Sons and their families: Rob and wife Suzanne Richter and grandson: Cole of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Todd and wife Brandy Richter and grandson: Blake of Springfield, Mo. and his extended family: father-in-law and mother-in-law: Dick and Betty Higbee Clark and sister-in-law: and brother-in-law: Sandy and Jim Dowler all of Springfield, Mo. and brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Mike and Kathy Higbee of Republic, Mo. nephew: Shawn and wife Janna McCroskey and family two nieces: Missy and husband David Reiber and family and Ashley and husband Zach Jones ,cousins: Ben Shields of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Jonna Shields and his parents: John and Jimmie Sue Richter. All of Springfield, Mo.

Services will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in University Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Dick Bishop and Rev. Danny Chism officiating Arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilson Brim Daniel Funeral Home, Ash Grove, Mo.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. prior to services in the church.

Memorials may be given in Brad's memory to the University Heights Baptist Church Memorial Fund or the Missouri Baptist Children's Home.

Published by News-Leader from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2014.
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WE will miss you Brad
Dean Williams
February 18, 2014
Debbie, I was so sorry to hear about Brad. May God bring peace to you and your boys. Brad was always agood friend. My parents and his always loved one another. Know my whole family is thinking of yours.
Elizabeth Thorpe-Vaughn
January 26, 2014
Brad you had a very big heart but you left a big hole in every ones heart
ruth baron
January 25, 2014
Pete & Peggy Deaton
January 20, 2014
John, Jimmie Sue and Family,

Praying that God be with your family during this time. Brad was a wonderful and caring person and I know he will be missed by many.
Laura (Wilkerson) Koebel
January 19, 2014
He was a very good friend!
Estel Whitehead
January 19, 2014
Debbie you and Brad have been a big part of our lives. We have shared so many good times together and had so many laughs. These great memories we will hold in our hearts forever. Brad was an inspiration to all of us as to how we should live our lives. Love God, Love your family, make friends with everyone, be kind to everyone. Brad had a heart as big as the outdoors and we will truly miss him. We love you and are here for you. Your Loving Sister & Brother-in-law
Sandy & Jim Dowler
January 19, 2014
Thinking of you during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
Johnny and Cinda (Miller) Copeland
January 19, 2014
God Bless You and you family Debbie Our Prayers are with you in your loss.
Sharon Foreman & Mildred Johnson
January 18, 2014
Debbie and family, my heart is heavy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and for you. Debbie and Brad have been such a delightful addition to our Sunday School class. Brad could certainly light up a room with his smile. He has offered much encouragement and many blessings the past several months. We will miss him. We love you, Debbie.
Donna and Steve Sherrill
January 18, 2014
In times like this it is hard to know what to say.... One thing I do know is the legacy that Brad has left behind. He was always involved with his children as well as his grand children. He loved them well. That is a gift for generations. He left behind a wonderful example of a husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Bobby and Jennifer Parnell
January 18, 2014
Brad was a wonderful Father-In-Law. He was always giving you a hug and a kiss. He was very affectionate to all of us. I will miss seeing him sit in his chair with his sunglasses on his head and a big glass of tea in his hand watching John Wayne or The Burbs and cracking himself up. His laughter was very contagious, and so was his smile! He was a great Poppy to Blake! Blake already misses him but he knows he is in a better place. We love you Bradley Gene!
Brandy Richter
January 18, 2014
Although I only knew Brad for a short time, he will always be remembered as one of the nicest, most pleasant men I ever met. The world is a little heavier without him.
Jay Nicholson
January 17, 2014
We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
John & Nancy Staudt
January 17, 2014
Dear Debbie & family, Hope knowing that we care helps in some small way. we are so sorry for your loss. Brad fought a long & hard battle. He is a place now where there is no pain & is watching over you all.
Love you, Cousins Harley & Arletta Batson
January 17, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with the Richter family. He will be sadly missed by all of you. You were all blessed to have shared your life with a man of God. The strong Faith he instilled in all of you will help ease the pain. He's rejoicing with the Lord.
Lena Cavalier
January 17, 2014
Cathy's and my prayers go out to you and your family. You and Brad found a place in our hearts that will be there always.

Remember you are never alone.
John & Cathy Megee
January 17, 2014
So sorry to hear Brad lost his fight. Our prayers are with you all. Brad's smile & energy will be missed by many.
Mike & Dena Coale
January 17, 2014
Thinking of you... :(
Raymalee (Appleby) McGee
January 17, 2014
Debbie, Rob,Suzanne, Cole, Todd, Brandy and Blake, Our hearts are so heavy for you and pray that God will give you a peace that passeth all Understanding. Love to all of you, Bob and Shirley
Bob and Shirley Chadwell
January 17, 2014
May God be with the family of Brad I'm sure he will be greatly missed. Prayers and thoughts to you all.
lisa Schofield / rear
January 17, 2014
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tana Richter-Lovan
January 17, 2014
So sorry to hear about the passing of Brad. Lot of great memories of Tee Ball and Basketball when Brad and I coached the teams together, and the trips to watch the Cardinals in St. Louis. My heart goes out to all of Brad's Family. We have all lost a good Friend.
Randy Johnson
January 17, 2014
Everyone will miss him so & prayers to the family...
Brenda Mckinney Borovicka
January 16, 2014
Brad & i went to school together,he is very special to me &.my ex..Brian & Brad worked together @ Penningtons,he was a great friend & he will b missed by so many..His family was close to my family..Barbara patton,zella mckinney..we r deeply sorry for ur loss..prayers to all of u
Brenda Mckinney Borovicka
January 16, 2014
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