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Richard Lee Whitebread "Dickie"

June 23, 1938 ~ May 22, 2019 (age 80)

Richard Lee Whitebread "Dickie", 80, passed away May 22, 2019. A service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, May 25, at Overland Park Funeral Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66204, followed by a military burial at Leavenworth National Cemetery. 

Mr. Whitebread was born June 23, 1938 in Topeka, Kansas. He was married to Merle for 59 1/2 years, they had three children together. He joined the Navy in 1955 where he served 4 years. He was a bodyman and a painter for over 45 years, he was the best. He was a great craftsman and built many things for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His favorite things and past times were fishing and cooking for his family and friends. Everyone enjoyed his special recipes, especially his pumpkin bread and peanut butter ham. He loved talking to people and never met a stranger! 

He was preceded in death by his brothers Steve Whitebread, Bob Whitebread, Bill Whitebread, and Kenneth Whitebread. His parents Kenneth and Martha Whitebread, and his Grandson Derrick Morris.

Survivors include his wife Agnes Merle Whitebread, sisters Pat Herring and Judy Rumrill, son Rick Whitebread, daughter's Brenda Morris and Evelyn Matz, Grandchildren Donald Zahnd, Brandie Clark, Angela Miller, and Danielle Zahnd. Great grandchildren Tyler Zahnd, Ava Zahnd, Alexis Clark, Zachary Clark, Ameerah Miller, Ariah Zahnd, Annistyn Zahnd, Liam Clark, and Paul Miller.

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