Dick Gerard Jr., 64 of Carthage, Mo., passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
Private family services to be held.
He was born in Carthage, Mo., on Feb. 19, 1948. He was a retired carpenter
working for Homer Carr Construction, also worked for the City of Carthage and
was a surveyor for Tri-State Enginerring. He was stationed at Fort Leonardwood and his Military Occupation Specialty was Explosive Ordinace Disposal and Combat Engineer.
He is preceded in death by mother Betty Lou Caruthers (Gerard, Elliott) and father Dick Gerard, Sr.
He is survived by three sisters: Rita Caruthers, of Reeds, Mo.; Sandra Ratliff, of
Reeds,Mo.; and Linda GerardMcCaskel. Children: Clayton Gerard, of Carthage,
Mo.; Carissa Gerard, of Joplin,Mo.; Crystal Besmer, of Charleston, Ark.; Christopher
James Patterson, of Springfield, Mo.; Kendra Gerard, and Leedy of Joplin,Mo.
Grandchildren: Kayton "Gatty" Gerard, of Carthage,Mo.; Kelton Leedy and Clint
Leedy of Joplin, Mo. Nieces and nephews: Rileigh Ratliff and Broc Ratliff of Reeds,Mo., and Blake Baker of Carthage,Mo. Greatnephew, Brently Robert Dean Baker of Carthage, Mo. He was very proud of his family and loved them dearly. He will be forever loved and greatly missed.
Arrangements are by Midland Cremation of Joplin,Mo. Condolences may be
P.O. Box 2, Avilla,
MO. 64833 or 5131
State Hwy 96, Reeds,