Richard K. Halford
Richard K. Halford
  • September 8, 1934 - December 5, 2017
  • Kansas City, Missouri

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Richard K. Halford, known to friends and family as “Dick” passed away on December 5, 2017 at the age of 83. Born on September 8, 1934, Richard was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area.

Richard graduated from Paseo High School and earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. He attended William Jewell College where he received degrees in Economics and Philosophy. Richard spent over 30 years in the insurance industry serving in multiple leadership roles, including Senior Vice President and CFO. He then left the industry to become a local trader in the Value Line pit at the Kansas City Board of Trade. Richard was a dedicated father, spending much of his time coaching 3 & 2 baseball and YMCA football for both his sons and supporting his daughter in her dance and cheerleading. Richard was an avid golfer including a 4 year letterman at William Jewell. Richard was a dedicated Kansas City Chiefs fan becoming a season ticket holder when the Chiefs franchise began.

You could hear Richard laughing out loud anytime you sat and watched a Pink Panther movie with him. Those were his favorite. His sense of humor was contagious. A voracious reader, Richard had a great hunger for books, and was rarely without one. History, fiction, non-fiction, he loved it all.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Peter and Louise Halford.

He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Dee Halford; sons Ken Halford (Joyce); Chris Halford (Terry); and daughter Michelle Musselman (Mark); grandchildren Courtney Halford, Ryan Halford, Myles Musselman, and Michael Halford.

His family will miss him more than can be imagined, but his memory will continue on as his family remembers all the love and incredibly fun times that were experienced by all.

A visitation will be held Sunday, December 10 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with memorial service immediately following. Services will be held at White Chapel Funeral Home in Gladstone, MO.

In lieu of flowers, his family suggests donations be made to: A Turning Point in Northmoor, Missouri or Abundant Life Assembly of God in Overland Park, Kansas.