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Richard Earl Wolfe

August 8, 1942 — June 18, 2023

Richard Earl Wolfe was born on August 8, 1942, in Lampasas, Texas.  He lived most of his life in the community of Adamsville, where he raised his four children.  He died peacefully in the arms of his wife, Cherry on June 18, 2023, near Goldthwaite, Texas at 80 years of age.  He is survived by his wife, Cherry Wolfe; four children and their spouses, Jean and Dickie Clary, Julie and Glenn Rhoades, Cindy, and Curtis Hurst, and Charlie and Holly Wolfe; sister, Dorothy Summerville; brothers, Wayne J. Wolfe, and Bob Wolfe.  He had 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Richard was a longtime member of the Berean Christadelphians of Lampasas and Goldthwaite.  He now rests with Abraham, David, and the men of old, sharing the hope of the fulfillment of the promises they received of Jesus establishing God's kingdom on earth.  He looked forward to the time when God will wipe away all tears, there will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain and Christ will reign on the earth.

Richard was a hard worker.  He owned and operated Adamsville Farm and Ranch Supply for many years.  He also was a farmer, a rancher, a dairyman, and a Lampasas County road and bridge construction worker.  His last job was as a ranch manager and he spent months constructing a tank with a dam.  During this job, he took many photos of nature and wildlife, documenting his love and appreciation for God's creation.

He worked hard and he played hard.  As a young man, he used to make a new piece of playground equipment for his kids each year, including a tall swing, a trampoline, and go-cart.  As a grandparent, he played tag football, rollerbladed, and played pocket knife games with his grandkids.  Even as a great-grandparent, he would jump off the rope swing into the tank, and do a flip, always in his blue jeans.

He would climb trees of great height to fasten a rope swing.  He always took the time to push kids old and young for as much time as they wanted.  often a child would run up to him and say "Will you push me?" and he would give them a little shove on the shoulder and tease, "How's that?"

He will be remembered for his love for his family, honesty, generosity, and compassion for the less fortunate.  He loved raising border collies, hunting rattlesnakes, collecting arrowheads, telling stories, gardening with Cherry, serving watermelon for the annual Hye Watermelon party, and fishing and camping with his family.

Richard loved animals and had many pets over his lifetime, including crows, fawns, skunks, raccoons, squirrels, and even a monkey.  His beloved dog Sassy loved to jump into a large water trough shared between two pens, swim under the dividing fence, and come out in the other pen.  One of Richard's favorite stories was when he played a prank on a visitor.  When Richard knew what Sassy was going to do, he gave the command, "Sassy, go jump in the water trough, swim under the fence, and get out on the other side."  When Sassy followed the instructions perfectly, the visitor was super impressed with Sassy's intelligence and obedience.  They both got a big kick out of that.

His last years were complicated by vascular dementia, but his love for spiritual values, family, nature, and industriousness shone through even then.

Visitation will be held at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Services will be held at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Townsen Cemetery in Adamsville. 

Pallbearers will be Calvin Clary, Ross Rhoades, Aaron Hurst, Adam Hurst, Joseph Hall, and Ryan Wolfe. 

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel and Cremations

201 E 3rd St, Lampasas, TX 76550

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel and Cremations

201 E 3rd St, Lampasas, TX 76550

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