Richard Wright Birky, 92, of Midland passed away on December 7, 2019 at Brittany Manor. He was born on April 27, 1927 to the late Rudolph and Mittie (Wright) Birky. He married Royal J. Loomis who predeceased him on July 21, 1999.
Richard served his country honorably during WWII in the United States Marines. He worked as an operator for Dow Chemical retiring in 1985. Richard was scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed working on cars and collecting planes.
Richard is survived by his son Thomas, grandchildren, Christopher (Pamela) Birky, Jeremy (Bethany) Briggs, Heather (Tim) Ames and Shiloh Birky. He is also survived by his sister Katie Hall.
Richard was predeceased by his sons, Richard Birky, William Birky, daughter, Debra Acker and sister Elizabeth.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Midland City Cemetery. Military Honors will be under the auspices of the Midland County Veterans and the United States Marine Corp.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family in Richards name.
Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Birky family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.