ARLINGTON -- Delman L. Richey, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Arlington. Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. D.L. served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an airplane mechanic. He retired from Dee Howard Aircraft Corporation. D.L. was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Patsy Richey; daughter, Rhonda Threlkeld; grandson, Mark Alan Thelkeld Jr.; parents, Virgil and Lillian Richey; brother, Paul Ray Richey; and son-in-law, Doug Wood. Survivors: Daughters, Stephana Spann and husband, Roger, and Tamara Wood; grandsons, Garrett Wood and wife, Krissy, Brandon Wood and Andrew Threlkeld and wife, Kristina; granddaughter, Nicole Cartner and husband, Shane; great-grandchildren, Madison, Gavin, Parker, Gabe, Triston and Jacob; and numerous loved ones. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Please accept my sincere condolences on your recent loss. May the God of peace, Jah, comfort you during this most difficult of times. Isaiah 25:8, Revelation 21:3,4

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He always tried to act like such a tough guy but he was one of the sweetest men I have ever met. He brought so much joy to all in the office and we truly did love him. I personally will miss him very much. My prayers go out to you.



  3. Daddy – I can’t put into words how much I already miss you. It will be tough without you in my life now. But I know you are in a better place now with Momma & Rhonda. Just know that Roger is taking care of me and I will take care of Tamara. Tell Momma and Rhonda I love them very much and miss them also. I love you Daddy!!

  4. Daddy-It’s been a week today since you went home and I still can’t believe you are gone. I got home from work yesterday and the first thing I did was to call you like I did everyday to say “I’m home”!!! I know I’m being jealous not having you here with us, but I know you are with Momma & Rhonda. Tell them I love you all very much!!

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