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“So sorry I didn't know Richard had passed away. He was a great classmate. We will miss him. ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Janis Reynolds

“Hi Sheila, I'm so sorry to have missed the funeral. I loved Richard like a brother and will surely miss him. He was a treasure that cannot be...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Richard Sobchinsky - Grapevine, TX

“Richard was a great neighbor who will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sheila and the family. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: David and Mary Jo Hahn Richardson

“My thought and prayers are with the family during this time of loss. God is ALWAYS with us. Pammie ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Pammie Strickland - Dallas, TX

“Shelia, I send my deepest sympathy to you and the family. I had only met Richard a few times and what a great guy. I know he made you very happy and...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Tammy Jean Thompson Berkstresser - TX

“To Shiela, Lori, and family: It was an honor and privilege to take care of your precious Loved One. I wish that I could have known him under...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Robin Clayborn - Plano, TX

“Sheila, Richard was a kind and patient man. I am fortunate to know you and Richard. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Denise Livingston - Rowlett, TX

“Lori, Richard & I were very proud of you. We were always at your soccer games and often stood close to each other. We would both answer when you...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Leonard Harris - Richardson, TX

“We are thinking of you during this difficult time. You know that Richard will be looking down from above at you and your family knowing that he is...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Dave and Barb Cunningham - TX

“Lori, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Tracy Carpenter - Wills Point, TX

“Rich was a "true" Texan. On a business trip we took to Hawaii, I introduced him to an excellent local brand of ice cream. He took a bite and...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Chris Hudgins - Grapevine, TX

“Sorry for your loss, you and your family is in our prayers. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Mike Aman - Waxahachie, TX

“My heart goes out to you all. What a wonderful person Richard was. He will be missed dearly. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Liz Mayer - Dallas, TX - Friend

“Shiela, I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Jim Southworth - Richardson, TX

“I always enjoyed visiting with Richard and Shiela when I would visit at Tracy and Phil's house. Tracy was very fond of him and I can picture her...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Johnna Hall - Springfield, MO

“I had the pleasure of caring for Richard and his family and it was an honor to share the time we did together ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Serena Stansbury

“These are the worst things; to want rest and sleep not; to love, but are loved not; the need to console, but console not. Please receive my message...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: George Clayton - Richardson, TX

“I feel very blessed to have known Richard, he was a good man and good husband to Sheila. He will be greatly missed. I send Sheila and her family my...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Laurel Keating - Wichita, KS

“Sheila, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Know your friends are here for you. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Eagleston - Grapevine, TX

“A wonderful man, friend & husband, Richard will be truly missed. I'm happy we had the pleasure to know such a great man. God has a new angel in...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Harry & Shirley Follbaum - TX

“Rich, you were a close friend and co-worker for 40 years. I always looked forward to working with you and being with you. We made a lot of trips and...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Ernie Fink - Arlintgon, TX

“I'm so sorry for your loss, Richard was a wonderful husband to Sheila and just a great guy. He will be truly missed. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Michelle Harris - Melissa, TX

“Chris and I are so very sad to hear of this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. Having just gone through this...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Greg and Chris George - TX


SLUSHER, RICHARD TRAVIS born on April 3,1943, and went home to be with our Lord on October 6, 2012, after a six week battle in Baylor Heart Hospital – Plano. He grew up in Paris, Oak Cliff and Mesquite, TX. and graduated with honors from the University of TX. in Arlington. Preceded in death by his father, Travis Fosh Slusher and mother, Martye Lorene Slusher. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Slusher; brother, Byron Slusher; step-mother, Juanita Slusher; children, Lori Meyers, Kris Schuster, Phil Rochester, Pam Smith, Amanda & Allen Hankins, and Meagan Marley; as well as 5 granddaughters, Rachel Rochester, Kaci Rochester, Karli Meyers, Samantha Smith, Brandi Smith; and 2 great-granddaughters, Skylar and Zoe Rochester. Richard was a wonderful, compassionate, and giving man who loved his family and friends very much! He enjoyed sports, golf, reading and spending time with his family, including his two daschunds, Rudy and Bruno. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Restland Funeral Home. Service will be Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM in Restland Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations for Heart & Vascular Research. Donations may be sent in honor of Richard to:Baylor Health Care System Foundation 3600 Gaston Avenue, Barnett Tower, Suite 100 Dallas, Texas 75246.