Richard D. Champion, 65, of Marshall, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2003, at his sister's home in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall. Rev. Russ Johnson will officiate. Burial with military graveside services will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Born Oct. 2, 1937, at Rudd, Iowa, he was the son of the late Edward H. Champion and Lillian C. Brandau Champion. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a resident of Marshall for most of his life and owned Marshall Floral for many years. He was then employed at the Marshall Habilitation Center for many years before his retirement. He was a member of Gill Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee and chairman of the trustees.
Survivors include two daughters, Alisha G. George of Marshall and Cherry D. Buck of Odessa; one brother, Benjamin H. Champion of Odessa; two sisters, Sharon K. Gibson of Marshall and Gayla M. Coleman of Sevierville, Tenn.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Duane E. Champion, and twin infant grandsons.