Richard served our nation in the U.S. Navy. He was a firefighter and EMT with the Wellington, Kansas Fire Department for 31 years. He enjoyed fishing, mini golf and playing games, especially Sequence and Phase-10. Most of all, Richard loved his family, his churches in both Hollister and Wellington, and serving God. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Delores Shofner of the home; his children, Robert Joe Shofner and wife Kim of Cameron Park, California, Lenora Davis and husband Chuck of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Clayton Dodds of Hollister, Missouri, Viola Evans and husband Dean of Towanda, Kansas and Kevin Dodds and wife Jami of Wellington, Kansas; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
A local memorial service will be held 10:00 am Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Hollister Church of Christ with Pastor David Hamlin officiating. A memorial service will be held in Wellington, Kansas, at 11:00 am Saturday, June 18, at Wellington Church of Christ with Pastors David Hamlin and Michael Nelson officiating. Burial will be at a later time in Wellington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in memory of Richard be made to Hospice Compassus of Branson or the Wellington, Kansas Fire Department.