Richard "Dick" L. Stites
04/01/1937 - 08/29/2023
Obituary For Richard "Dick" L. Stites
Kansas City, MO
Richard "Dick" L. Stites, 86, passed away August 29, 2023, at 11:50 am, at the Northcare Hospice House in Kansas City, MO, surrounded by his loving family.
Dick was born April 1, 1937, in Highland Park, MI, to Elmer and Ila (Block) Stites who both preceded him in death. On June 20, 1958 he married Janice (Rainey) Stites who preceded him in death on March 17, 1999.
Dick graduated from Byron High School in Byron, MI. He then enlisted into the United States Navy and was honorably discharged after four years of service. Dick was a carpenter for most of his career. Then later in life found a calling to become an ordained Pastor. He loved the Lord and volunteered his time with various churches throughout his later years. Dick cherished his family and loved his children and grandchildren dearly.
Dick is survived by his children, Doug Stites of Kansas City, MO, Debbie (Scott) Blair of Kansas City, MO, Mark (Stacey) Stites of Parkville, MO, grandchildren, Tyler Stites, David Blair, Amanda Blair, Dylan Blair, Kayla Stites, Kyle Stites, Kaleb Stites, Michael Morris all of Kansas City, MO, Jon Morris and Josh Morris of Lakewood, CO, siblings, Margaret (Robert) Skinner of Byron, MI, Eugene (Clara) Stites of Lima, OH and David (Barbara) Stites of Lima, OH.
He is preceded in death by his infant son, Richard Lee Stites, Jr., infant sister, Thelma Stites, sister, Elmer "Sonny" (June) Stites, Jr., sister, Betty (Robert) Aspinall, and brother, William (Esther) Stites.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 11:00am at CHILES - LAMAN FUNERAL HOMES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Val Aspinall to officiate the service. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be on Friday, September 1, 2023, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the EASTSIDE CHAPEL at 828 Bellefontaine Avenue, Lima, Ohio 45801.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 501 Randolph Road, Kansas City, MO 64161
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.