He was born in Linton on Nov. 20, 1921, the son of Elvin & Hersel (Sizemore) Page.
He started working at a young age for Wolford's Flower Garden. He spent three and one-half years in the United States Army during World War II as a quartermaster. He retired from Peabody Coal Company Jasonville Shops after thirty-eight years of service.
His memberships included the Church of Christ, American Legion Post #22, and the B.P.O. Elks #866, all of Linton, and the United Mine Workers of America. Richard was a wonderful husband and father.
He is survived by his wife whom he married on Aug. 7, 1943, Esther (Perkins) Page of Linton; two sons, Rick (Teressa) Page & Jeffrey S. Page, both of Linton; grandchildren, Mindy Page, Eric (Nikki) Page, Clayton Page, Kaylee Page, Wendy Ickes, & John Yoder; and great-grandchildren, Noah Page, Christopher Ickes, & Kaitlyn Ickes.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth, Pat and Winfred Page; and a sister, Lavera Neal.
A funeral Service will be held at Welch and Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, with Pat Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
The family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Linton Church of Christ through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com.