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Richard Van Galder

January 31, 1939 — November 26, 2020


Richard Kent Van Galder, 81, of Amarillo, Texas passed away November 26, 2020. He was born January 31, 1939 in Elmira, NY to Donald and Ethyl Van Galder.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Tura Van Galder; daughter, Kimberly Sorrells and husband Tim;  son, Richard Van Galder and wife Crystal; son, Kenney Van Galder and wife Eva; son, Josh Van Galder; son, Jon Van Galder; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and 9 siblings.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors Martin Road Chapel

1505 Martin Road, Amarillo, TX 79107

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