Richard “Rick” Dale Brookshire

Richard “Rick” Dale Brookshire of Galena, KS passed from this life Friday, July 16, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. He was 56.

Rick was born September 28, 1964 in Joplin, MO to Ernest “Peach” and Patty (Brock) Brookshire. He had lived in Riverton and Galena most of his life and graduated from Riverton High School Class of 1982. Rick was a crane operator doing steel erection and he was a mechanic. He loved doing car upholstery and painting and driving in demolition derbys.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, Freddy Brookshire, Lee Brookshire and David Brookshire.
Rick is survived by his wife Paula (Bullard) Brookshire of the home, 2 daughters Alicia Gilbert of Riverton, KS and Becky Wood of Baxter Springs, KS, 1 sister, Cathy Porter of Riverton, KS and 3 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Galena, KS. Tyler Stacey, Clinton Brookshire, Dillon Brookshire, Dale Stacey, Mark Wittenmyer and Danny Ryan. Honorary Pallbearer (In Memorium) Steven Titus. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.

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