Richard William Wirtz, 84, of Boonville, passed away on June 11, 2019 at his residence. He was born Sept. 18, 1934 to Bernard and Estell (Sly) Wirtz. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Melvin, Selma and Barbara. Richard is survived by his wife of 59 ½ years, Joyce Ann Wirtz; children, Marla (Ed) Roca, Alan (Mary) Wirtz and DeeAnn (Bob) Wendt; grandchildren, Juston (Rishi) Roca; Brandie (Chris) Guess; Lucas (Whitney) Roca; Auston and Eli Wirtz; Teyla, Sophia, Emily and Jacob Wendt; great-grandchildren, Silas, Indigo, Roxi, Shooter and Ryker; special niece, Jamie Miller; several nieces and nephews. Richard graduated from Newburgh High School. He was a member of Presbyterian Church and US Navy Veteran. He worked as a Master Electrician and retired from Peabody Coal Co. after 29 years. He was a member of U.M.W.A and Local 9926.
Graveside Service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Maple Grove Cemetery. Per his last wishes there will be no visitation. Bradley's Colonial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.bradleyscc.com.