Richard Albert Masoner, 59, went to Heaven on June 21, 2018. Visitation will be June 27, 2018 from 1:30-2:30pm. Service will start at 2:30pm at Langsford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ridgely Cemetery in Edgerton, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Missouri Dept Conservation, Donations Coordinator, P.O Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180.
Richard was born July 31, 1958 to Jesse and Evelyn Masoner. He came from a huge family of 10 being the youngest boy. Richard loved the outdoors and fishing. He was known as the “Riverman” because of his time fishing on the Missouri River.
Richard was a very proud father of his three girls, Jessie, Jennifer, and Tracy. He always took interest in their lives and was at every performance. You could always tell he was there by the loud whistle when it was over.
He loved food especially breakfast, chocolate covered cherries, steak, ribs, donuts, and candy.
Richard touched many lives in a humble way. He never wanted recognition. A few years ago, a co-worker went into cardiac arrest. Richard saved his life by performing CPR and using the defibrillator. When the EMTs arrived, they said had it not been for Richard, he would be dead.
Richard was a good mechanic and handy man, lovingly called “Mr. Fix-it.”
Richard loved his huge family. At get-togethers, he would be joking around or destroying his brothers and nephews in basketball. He was the life of the party.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald; sister, Helen; and father in-law, Carl Burrus.
Survivors include his daughters, Jessie (Jason) Parker, Jennifer (Kyle Tormanen) Masoner, and Tracy Masoner; his adoring granddaughter, Judith Parker; wife, Cindy; siblings, Dixie, Jesse, Phillip “Lurch”, Terry, Patty, Steve, and Tasia; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Dad fought a brief battle but is now at rest. We will miss him beyond words but being a man who deeply believed that ” everything happens for a reason”, we know he is in a better place and nothing would change that.
His famous Dad joke:
“Dad, I’m thirsty”
“I’m Friday, call me Saturday and we’ll have a Sunday.”
Interment location: Ridgely Cemetery