Richard Lee Eldred passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 79, after being diagnosed with bone and lung cancer.
He was born in Macks Creek on August 31, 1937.
Richard started out as a carpenter and then Locksmith,  and was a leader in Scouts and a Sachem in the Tribe of Mic-o-say. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family
He was preceded in death by his parents Orie S. Eldred and Mildred L. (Edison) Eldred, and his wife Maryann (Davis) Eldred. He leaves behind a son Terance (Terry) Eldred of Raytown, a Brother Clifford Eldred of Wheatland, two Sisters, Wanda Bates, and Carol Ann Bonner of Macks Creek; along with many Nieces and Nephews and a multitude of great-Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 22 at 12:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Macks Creek. Visitation will be at the church from 11-12 prior to service time.
Interment will follow at Macks Creek Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be placed online at
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Macks Creek.