Richard D. Blandford, 83, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born November 4, 1937 in St. Joseph to Richard M. and Eulema Clark Blandford. Richard was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and was retired from Field Packing Company. He was a U. S. Army veteran and enjoyed gardening, keeping a meticulous yard, and traveling, especially when his grandson could accompany him. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Marilyn Jewell, a brother-in-law, Joseph Bowlds, and a life-long friend, Pete McPherson.
Richard is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Nancy Wathen Blandford; daughter, Kara Goetz and husband Paul Henry of Owensboro; son, Robert Blandford and wife Ellen of St. Augustine, Florida; grandson, Seth Goetz; and two brothers, Leon Blandford and wife Jenette of Shelbyville, Illinois and James Dale Blandford and wife Donna of Owensboro.
A funeral Mass will be 10 AM Friday, August 6, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 9 AM Friday at St. Alphonsus.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Building Fund, 7925 Highway 500, Owensboro, KY 42301. Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.