Richard L. Skocy
Richard was born to Anton and Juliette on September18, 1923 in Joliet, Illinois.
On September 10, 1942, Richard enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and served in World War II. He
participated in action against the enemy in New Georgia, British Island, and Okinawa in Japan. He was
honorably discharged on November 19, 1945.
In Richard’s lifetime, he did a variety of general labor jobs, from bartending as a teenager, to serving as a
volunteer fireman, and eventually joining a painters union.
Richard enjoyed family time and spending time with his grandchildren, time at the casinos on the weekend with
his wife, and trying his luck on scratch-off tickets and lotto during the week.
Richard loved life. He was always smiling, always had jokes to tell anyone and everyone, and always singing
the “good ol’ oldies” wherever he could. He will be missed by many.
Richard leaves behind three daughters: Jo Ann Stepp of Butler, MO; Ovene and Derek Parker of Rich Hill, MO;
and Sara Skocy of Rich Hill, MO; grandchildren: Harley Hood, Tyler Hood, Kearston Clark, Dallas Shore,
Cheyanne Parker, Brian George, Rebecca George, and Destiny George; multiple nieces, nephews, great-nieces,
great-nephews, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Elba Skocy; parents, Anton and Juliette Skocy; sister, Juliette Skocy-
Homan; brothers, James Skocy, George Skocy, and Robert Skocy.