Richard Joseph Chura, Sr. of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home on June 18, 2017, having reached the age of fifty-three years, four months and nineteen days. Richard was born on February 9, 1964, son of George Robert Chura and Virginia sue Chura nee Manning. On April 27, 1998, he was united in marriage to Janet Lee Boxx and one son came to bless this union.
Richard is survived by his son, Richard J. Chura, Jr., known to all as Ricky, and girl friend, Cassy Dailey, of St. Clair, MO; by one brother, Michael Chura and wife, Trish, of St. Louis, MO; by two sisters, Kathy Lichtenstein of Cottleville, MO and Karen Motts of St. Peters, MO; by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Richard was a Christian, having been raised in the Catholic faith. For about ten years of his working career, he owned and operated his own towing company, Economy Towing, in Wright City, MO. He had also been a firefighter for Ballwin, MO, for about two years and had worked as a pharmacy tech for ten years at the DesPeres Pharmacy in DesPeres, MO. He was currently employed at Aerofil Technologies in Sullivan, MO.
Richard had enjoyed many hobbies and interests during his life, but especially liked spending time outdoors. Fishing was a favorite pastime, as was kayaking on the river. Going on camping trips with his son and family created many wonderful memories. His son Ricky was truly his pride and joy and he cherished the time they spent together.
A kind and loving father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, co-worker and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
A celebration of life was held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Richard's home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.