Richard W. Brand

Richard W. Brand

1931-2020 

Richard W. Brand, 88, of Hopkins, Missouri, passed unexpectedly from this life at his home on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Richard was born near Clearmont, Missouri on November 7, 1931.  His parents were Wayne R. and Sylvia (Voshell) Brand.  He lived in the Clearmont area for several years before the family moved to Hopkins.

He attended the Plum Grove Country School, and then graduated from Hopkins High School in 1949.

Richard was a US Army veteran, serving from 1952 to 1954 as a Sergeant in Korea.

He was a self-employed farmer and raised livestock.   He liked tending his farm and stock and building fence.  Richard enjoyed restoring old tractors and cars, telling stories and to reminisce.  He loved his family; wife, kids and grandkids. 

Richard was of the Christian faith.  He was a member of the former Xenia Lodge, AF & AM; the North Nodaway Board of Education; the ASCS (now FSA) County Committee; the Show-Me Tractor Cruise; Hopkins Historical Society; a charter member of the Hopkins FFA; a 4-H Leader; a recipient of the Missouri Farm Family award; and the Nodaway County Agriculture Hall of Fame.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Alex Brand, in 2015; his brother Robert Brand; sisters, Doris Campbell, Helen Abbey; and infant sister, Sylvia Brand.

On April 8, 1956, Richard was united in marriage to Lois Ann Alexander, at the home of her parents, rural Hopkins, Missouri.  She survives of the home.

He is also survived by his four children: Debra (Kyle) Vickers, El Dorado Springs, Missouri; William (Ellen) Brand, Hopkins, Missouri; Joseph (Kim) Brand, Salem, Missouri; and Thomas (Beth) Brand, St. Joseph, Missouri; 11 grandchildren: Kimberly (Brett) Kay, David (Stephanie) Brand, Nathan Vickers, Andrew Vickers, Ben Vickers, Jessica (Will) McBroom, Whitney (Cody) Fleenor, Kate Brand, Morgan (Tyler) Davison, Sylvia Brand, and Zoe Brand; 3 great-grandchildren: Abigail and Hannah Brand, and Micah Davison; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville, Missouri.  The burial will follow in the Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Missouri.  Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Bram Funeral Home, Maryville, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Hopkins Cemetery or the North Nodaway Scholarship Fund.

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