McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

September 18, 2013

William ‘Bill’ Rich


Submitted report

McALESTER — William “Bill” Rich, 73, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at his home due to heart problems brought on by complications with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in Oklahoma. Burial will in Hartshorne. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home of Harlingen, Texas.

Born Oct. 26, 1939, he was the son of John Rich and Nette “Sis” Whiting. He was employed as a laboratory technologist for most of his life until finally retiring.

He enjoyed gardening and working in the yard.

Survivors include three sons, Johnny, David and Kelly Rich; sister, Johnnye Jenkins; brother, Rank Motes, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to a cancer society of your choice.