Richard Ray Byfield


    Richard Ray Byfield was born May 2, 1941 in Hardy, Nebraska to Harold Eugene and Anna (Eiseman) Byfield and passed away on October 23, 2022 at the age of 81 years.


    He grew up in Superior, Nebraska and graduated from Superior High School.
    Richard married Ruby Marie Baker, September 15, 1961 at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Salem, Missouri.
    Richard was an avid outdoorsman and loved working on the farm. Richard was gifted talented hands and could fix anything. He especially liked tinkering with gas and electric motors.
    In his spare time, he liked to go fishing and finding a bargain at the auction.
    Richard was a man of faith and member of Victor Baptist Church where he has served as deacon since 1980.
    Richard was a member of Missouri Pork Producers and President of Dent County Pork Producers. He also served on the Northwood R-4 School Board.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Anna Byfield; brother, Gene Byfield and wife Kathy; and sisters, Laura and husband Bob and Cora and husband Dennis.
    He is survived by his wife, Ruby Byfield of Salem, Missouri; children, Ruth Campbell and Mike of Strafford, Missouri, Rita Whitehouse and Robert of Salem, Missouri, Dedie Wilson and Mike of Licking, Missouri, Richard Byfield Jr. and Kristen of St. James, Missouri and Rebbecca Maxey of St. Charles, Missouri; grandchildren, Bryan Campbell and Karen, Matthew Campbell and Hilary, Zach Whitehouse, Brady Whitehouse and Emaly, Joshua Campbell and Kara, Dustin Whitehouse and Carolyn, Abbi Martin and Wade, Scott Byfield and Rachel, Breanna Ward and Cody, Aaron Wilson and Shay, Christian Maxey, Nathan Wilson and Ripleigh, Josie Steelman and Tyler, Delaney Byfield, Maddie Stamer, Ryder Byfield; great grandchildren, Caleb, Kate, Allyson, Ean, Nora, Malachi, Adalie, Ruby, Tallulah, Eli, Aurora, Jax, Luna, Winston, Theodore, Clementine, Audrey, Ella, Westin, Luke, Noah, Beau, Hailey, Roselyn, Everly, Jackson, Linkon, Kayson, and Ronin; other relatives and friends.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at the Victor Baptist Church in Anutt, Missouri with Bro. Brady Whitehouse and Bryan Campbell officiating. Several memories were shared by his grandchildren. Special Music played was “Go Rest High On That Mountain” and “When I Get Where I’m Going” with additional special music provided by Cody Ward and Emaly Whitehouse singing “If You Only Knew.”
    Pallbearers were Bryan Campbell, Matthew Campbell, Zach Whitehouse, Josh Campbell, Dustin Whitehouse, Scott Byfield, Aaron Wilson, Christian Maxey, Nathan Wilson, and Ryder Byfield. Flower bearers were Abbi Martin, Breanna Ward, Josie Steelman, Delaney Byfield and Maddie Stamer.
    Burial was in the Carty Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the direction of Wilson Mortuary of Salem, Missouri.