Richard Thomas Flood, 90, died Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Borger. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Stinnett Cemetery with Pastor Scott Wallace of Riverview Baptist Church officiating. Burial is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Richard was born November 13, 1931 in Pawhuska, OK to Thomas Jefferson Flood and Susie Kilpatrick Flood. He had a varied and interesting work life, he was a 1st Class Baker, he worked on construction of the dam at Lake Meredith, traded and sold gold and silver and a few guns but mostly he sold Automobile Club of America policies and was in that business for forty-two years. Richard moved to Borger in 1948 and met and married Opaline Standford October 20, 1953 in Clovis, NM. He loved to travel going to Branson, MO as often as possible and visited all but five states in the USA, he was a Lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and loved playing dominoes. Mostly he loved his family, especially that "Red Head" who he was married to for sixty-eight years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Thomas Wayne Flood, his daughter Elizabeth Roberson, his brother Bob and his two sisters Betty Harkins and Eleanor Carr.
Richard is survived by his wife Opaline, his two sons Calvin Flood and his wife Linda of Borger and Ken Pilcher and his special friend Mary of Round Rock, TX, his two grandsons Jim Bob and Dana and Brian and Kendra, his great-grandchildren Celeste, Cole, Alyssa, Aidan and McKenzie and his two great-great-grandsons Edwin and Levi.