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Richard R. Bloss Jr.

Oklahoman Published: January 11, 1996


BLOSS Richard R., Jr., 75, Kerrville, Tx., died Sat. Jan. 6, 1996. Born Nov. 23, 1920 in Parkersburg, W.V., Mr. Bloss graduated from Beaumont, Tx. High School in 1938 and Rice University, Houston, in 1942. He married Madaline Sneed in Nov. 1943, who preceded him in death July 29, 1995. He is survived by 5 children, Julie Bloss Stone & Dana Bloss, both of Denver, Co., Marian Bloss of Austin, Angela Santagata of Kerrville, & Richard Sneed Bloss of Orlando, Fl.; his sister, Betty Bloss Turbiville, San Antonio; 5 grandchildren, Elizabeth Stone-Zidarevic, Rochester, NY, Sara, Vincent & Jonathan Santagata, Kerrville, Tx. and Garrett & Hanna Gissler of Denver; his sister-in-law, Lucill Sneed Sparks, OKC. Preceded in death by his parents, Julia LaGrange, and Richard R. Bloss, Sr. & his wife. Bloss served as a 2nd Lt. in the Army Air Corps during WWII; was president of Oklahoma Nurseryman's Assoc.; Chairman of Casper Chapter of American Assoc. of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award by the Boy Scouts of America, Boss of the Year by the Casper, Wy. Jaycees, and won Best of Show for his sourdough bread at the Kerr County Fair. Family suggests memorials be made, in Richard's memory, to the chairy closest to the donor's heart. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Kerrville Funeral Home, with burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerrville, Tx.

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