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Wakefield, Jr., Richard Lee

Wakefield, Jr., Richard Lee

July 30, 1934 — September 26, 2020

Richard Lee Wakefield, Jr., 86, Oak Grove, MO, passed away September 26, 2020 at his home. Visitation will be 1PM, with services to follow at 2PM, Saturday, October 3 at Englewood Church, 10628 E. Winner Rd., Independence, MO 64052; private burial in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to City Union Mission or Englewood Church.

Richard was born July 30, 1934 in Hiawatha, KS. He was married to Cecelia Wakefield for 35 years. Richard was in the U.S. Navy and was a master electrician by trade. He was a member of Englewood Church for 51 years, a faithful contributor to various veterans and faith based organizations. He was a man of the Word and diligent about bringing God’s word to everyone he met. Richard was a kind and loving husband, father and brother who took time for everyone he met. He leaves behind a legacy of compassion for all men and a heart for those in need.

Richard was preceded in death by his father Richard Lee Wakefield, Sr. and his mother Veta Pearl Wakefield. Survivors include his wife Cecelia Ruth Wakefield; son Pastor Dan Wakefield and family; daughters Stephanie Wakefield and Rebecca Butcher and family of Oak Grove, MO; sister Glenda Goldsmith and family of Independence, MO; sister Roberta Wakefield of Independence, MO; stepson Steven Winfrey and family of Blue Springs, MO; stepson Chris Winfrey and family of Claremore, OK; 21 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Service Information

Visitation will be 1PM, service 2PM, Saturday, October 3 at Englewood Church, 10628 E. Winner Rd., Independence, MO; private burial in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO.

Wakefield, Jr., Richard Lee's Guestbook

Dick was a special person to us, but especially to Dick. They were friends for years before I met him. We always enjoyed spending time with him and his 80th birthday was a real treat. We will miss him and will always have a good laugh when a story is told, and there were many. God Bless you all, Cece and know that we love you.

Dick and Linda Cooley

grandpa dick was my hero. He took me under his wing and taught me a trade. When I was at my lowest he was there with a huge smile and a helping heart. I will miss you forever grandpa thank you for everything you did for me always being there for me. I love you and I will meet you one day in heaven.

Kyle belo

Dick will be remembered by Rick and I for a long time. He was funny, sweet, loving and mostly he reradiated Gods love toward you. I will never forget the last time we talked. He and CeCe 6 years ago today (Oct. 3.) they blessed me to use their van when my mother was sick and passed away. Friends are forever, and I think Dick was a friend to everyone he met and willing to help anyway he could. I will never forget his love, friendship and genericity during that hard time. With all my love to the family. Dance well in Heaven Dick.

Judy Cady

Great memories of Dick in Sunday School and on family holidays. We will miss you old friend. The service honoring him was fantastic. Thank you Rebecca, Chris and Dan. John 11:25

Bret Kolman

I met Dick just once...while he was visiting at his sister Roberta's home. My spirit connected with him instantly and powerfully. In reading the many comments on Facebook, I understand why! He will be missed...and celebrated by many!

Jackie Dotson

I waited on Dick at the bank in Blue Springs. He was such a pleasure to visit. He just loved people. So sorry for your loss and I know he will be missed.

Jeanie Williams

Dick was a man who always made others feel important. He was always so excited to see you! That is such a rare gift. He truly loved his God and his family. Dick was great about telling stories and his philosophy on just about anything. I will miss his friendship and love.

Darren Sederwall

A light proclaiming God's word in a world of darkness, anywhere he was, as we witnessed in the streets and subways of N Y city and other trips with them that the Lord granted. So serious and so much fun too. Welcome to your Heavenly Home Dick.

Jim and Liz Spengler

Sending our prayers and love to sweet Cece and her family.

Scot and Verna Jean Dyer

Richard was a kind and loving man and had a profound affect on both our lives. The world will be just a little darker without his light that he projected to everyone he came in contact with daily. He will never be forgotten in our hearts and minds. Be well my brother in the hands of the Lord. Thank you for your guidance over the years.

Warren and Laura Bannister

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