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Richard Malcolm Starkey


Last updated 2/1/2010 at Noon

Orange Richard Malcolm Starkey, “Doc,” 93, of Orange, passed away Jan. 31. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at North Orange Baptist Church with the Rev. Lynn Ashcraft officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn in West Orange. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Greenfield, Mass. on Sept. 14, 1916, to Ralph M. Starkey and Florence Johnson Starkey, of Greenfield. He was a retired paper mill superintendent from Owens-Illinois, Orange. He was a Mason and deacon of North Orange Baptist Church. He was active in church work and loved helping prepare meals for the church suppers. Yard work was a popular hobby of Richards. He always enjoyed visiting the sick and shut-ins, and was loved by many. He will be greatly missed by young and old.

Both his parents preceded him in death, along with his beloved stepfather, Marshall L. Drew, of Orange; also, an infant sister, Naomi. Most recently deceased was his wife of 65 years, Dorothy K. Starkey.

Richard is mourned by his children, Richard Lawrence Starkey (Mary) of Orange; Diana Lynn Borucki (Gene) of Camden, Tenn.; granddaughter, Laura Lynn Fulcher (Scott) of Latham, Tenn.; grandsons, Richard Wayne Starkey of Valdosta, Ga., and Christopher Marshall Starkey of Orange; and Richard’s sister, Faith, resides in Pittsfield, Mass.

Also grieving his loss are his granddaughters by marriage, Donna Trussell of Bella Vista, Ark., Tammi Gotreaux of Atlanta, Ga. and Robin Allison of Tyler; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to be made to North Orange Baptist Church Library 4775 North 16th Street Orange, TX 77632-1212.


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