The family of the late Richard Sides has scheduled the following memorial arrangements: A visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Shawnee Hills Baptist Church, 1204 Brandom Street, in Jackson, Missouri. The Rev. Don Estes will officiate a memorial service at 10:30 a.m., immediately followed by military honors.
Beloved husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa, Richard P. Sides, 82, of Jackson, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Richard's memorial service was initially postponed due to the restrictions/social distancing caused by Covid 19.
Richard was born April 13, 1937, at Neelys Landing, Missouri, to Raymond and Onis Clingingsmith Sides. He and LaDora Bishop were married June 28, 1958, at New Bethel Baptist Church near Pocahontas.
Richard attended Jackson High School. Thereafter, he served honorably in the Missouri National Guard. On March 14, 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. He was honorably discharged as a corporal on March 13, 1958.
Richard worked over 45 years as a self-employed bricklayer, often subcontracting with Bob and Mike Morton. He and LaDora bowled many years in the couple’s league at Jackson Lanes.
Richard and LaDora were longtime members of New Bethel Baptist Church, also the church where Richard was saved and baptized, became an ordained deacon, and served as church treasurer and usher. Richard and LaDora later joined Shawnee Hills Baptist Church in Jackson. At Shawnee Hills, Richard continued to serve as a deacon and usher, and served on the property committee and the kitchen committee.
Since retirement, Richard like to tinker with his lawn mowers and occasionally, he and LaDora would take brief get-aways and go to flea market sales. His greatest joy was spending time with his great-grandchildren. He loved to play and wrestle around with them.
Loving survivors include his wife of nearly 62 years, LaDora Sides; a son, Mark Sides of Jackson; a daughter Leisa (Jack) Floyd, all of Jackson; six grandchildren: Jeremy Sides; Jordan (Ashley) Sides; Sierra (Jesse) Plumley; Erica (Jake) Haff; Aaron (Kirsten) Floyd; and Hannah (Roger) Beasley; and 12 great grandchildren, Tyler, Storie, Sawyer, and Tanner Haff; Laikyn Floyd; Abram, Finn, and Ronan Beasley; Aiden and Teaghan Morris and Brinley and Lily Plumley; two brothers, Don (June) Sides and Jerry (Linda) Sides; four sisters, Zelma Robison, Pat (Wilson) Craft, Shirley Kester and Joyce (Randy) Newell; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons, Nathan Floyd and Joshua David Sides; and a sister, JoAnn Finchum.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to New Bethel Cemetery or Shawnee Hills Baptist Church.
Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
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New Bethel Baptist Cemetery, (Pocahontas)
P O Box 602, 6137 County Road 525, Jackson MO 63755
Shawnee Hills Baptist Church
1204 Brandom Street, Jackson MO 63755