Richard Wayne Nutter, 82, of Locust Grove, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday, October, 17, 2019 at his home. He was born on January 31, 1937 in Endicott, Nebraska, the son of Dewayne Nutter and Flora (Ingram) Nutter. Richard worked as a welder and mechanic working at the sawmill for many years. He enjoyed helping people, strangers and friends alike. Many people came to Richard for advice or to just listen as to Richard it did not matter who you were or what you may have done, he accepted everyone as they are now. Richard enjoyed arm wrestling with his buddies. He loved his kids and grandkids and all the time spent with them, even if it was just to go for a drive. He loved his pets having several cats and dogs and donated to the ASPCA. He loved music, playing the guitar and harmonica. Richard helped to start the First Indian Baptist and Church of Freedom in Salina. He loved going to church and was a Deacon at the Church of Freedom. His faith was amazing. When no longer able to get to church, he watched church on TV every day. Richard was a man of faith who loved his Lord and leaves that legacy for others to follow.
Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1 p.m. in the McClain Cemetery with Reverend Lorne Beck officiating. To leave his family a personal message please see his Tribute at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta of the home; his children, Vicki and Allen Thomas of Clovis, CA, Jeanette and Scott Fulton of Brookings, OR, Rhonda Deaton of Tahlequah, OK; step-children, Gwendolyn and Bob Steward of Salina, OK, Homer and Barbara Leach of Keys, OK, Vivian Whorton of Salina, OK, Charles January of Claremore, OK, Phillip January of Claremore, OK and Eva January McClain of Owasso, OK; sister, Janelle Buckskin; brother, Leo Nutter; 31 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betsy Nutter; parents, Dewayne and Flora Nutter; sons, Randy Nutter and Brian Nutter; Grandsons, Ryan Nutter and Larry Thomas; granddaughter,Trisha (Patricia) Steward; grandfathers, Cecil Nutter and Ed Ingram; Grandmothers, Florence Applegarth and Etti Cagle.