Richard Henry Haley Sr., 81, Union, formerly of Ellisville, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Eureka.
Mr. Haley was born March 10, 1931, in Roby, the son of the late Paul Haley and wife Edith, nee Pax.
He received his education in Eureka and graduated from Eureka High School.
Mr. Haley served his country in the U.S. Army serving from January 1952 to October 1955 during the Korean Conflict; where he was held as a prisoner of war.
On May 12, 1952, he was united in marriage to Lousetta Bakemeier. The couple made their home in Ellisville and moved to Union in 1998.
Mr. Haley was employed as a maintenance worker for the Continental Can Company, St. Louis, for over 40 years and retired in 1996.
He was a member of the Central Baptist Church, Eureka.
Mr. Haley is survived by his wife, Lousetta Haley, Union; three sons, Richard Haley Jr. and wife Janice, Pacific, Donald Haley and wife Debbie, Eureka, and Bruce Haley, Kokomo, Ind.; one daughter, Michele Schroeder and husband Mike, Union; eight grandchildren, Craig Haley, Kayla Haley, Angie Trankler, Alicia Rau, Bruce Haley Jr., Jason Sparks, Christy Cooper and Stephanie Schroeder; seven great-grandchildren, Gavin Sparks, Trenton Trankler, Luke Trankler, Alex Trankler, Caleb Haley, Grace Cooper and Carter Cooper; two brothers, Eddie Haley and Butch Haley; five sisters, Dorothy Schrieber, Ruby Akers, Loretta Dudley, Nora Nicholson and Cora Prater; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Herman, Floyd and Tony Haley; one sister, Anna; two grandsons, Michael Sparks and Matthew Haley.
A funeral service was held Saturday, June 30, at Central Baptist Church, Eureka, with Pastor Doug Elders officiating.
Burial was in Union Cemetery, Union.
Memorials to Central Baptist Church, Eureka, are preferred.
The family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.
Published in The Missourian on July 4, 2012