Richard Lee Dies, 85, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at the Harper County Community Hospital, Buffalo, Okla.


 Richard Lee Dies, 85, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at the Harper County Community Hospital, Buffalo, Okla.
    He was born June 1, 1922, to Isaac and Elizabeth (Ring) Dies on the family farm north of Selman, Okla. He married Nona L. Howard on July 11, 1942, at Woodward, Okla. She preceded him in death Sept. 18, 2006.
    He attended Roosevelt Rural School and Selman schools, where he graduated in 1941. He joined the U.S. Army and served in the Korean conflict. He was a farmer and rancher.
    He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, Okla.
    Survivors include three sons, Richard Otis "Rick" Dies and wife, Paula, Duluth, Ga., Gregory Lee Dies and wife, Ramona, Buffalo, Okla., and James Robert "J.R." Dies and wife, Patti, Buffalo; two brothers, Harry Dies and wife, Jan, Hot Springs, Ark., and Don Dies, Sun City, Ariz.; two sisters, Dorothy Sayers, Fort Worth, Texas, and Alice Dart, Overland Park; and six grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Agnes Daugherty, who died July 24, 2004.
    The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, Okla., with the Rev. Randy Foote presiding. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, northeast of Buffalo, with graveside military services by the Buffalo/Laverne American Legion.
    Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. today at Myatt Funeral Home, Buffalo.
    Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church in care of Myatt Funeral Home, Box 749, Buffalo, OK 73834.