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Richard Kline

July 23, 1946January 2, 2021
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IOWA PARK - Richard (Rich) Allen Kline, 74, of Iowa Park, passed away after a long illness at his home on January 2, 2021.

Rich was born July 23, 1946 in Glendale, California to Homer and Elizabeth Kline. He married the love of his life, Grace Brown Tayes, on August 29, 1981. He spent 21 years in the U. S. Navy as an aircraft electrician and then retired to Klamath Falls, Oregon. Following that, he and Grace then moved to Texas where they lived in the Wichita Falls-Iowa Park area for 25 years.

Rich was an MSU graduate, and a members of the Wichita Falls Art Association and VFW. As an accomplished musician, he was active in the local music scene, playing at Jamborees with wife, Grace; and was a member of the Red Door Band. He attended the First Christian Church of Iowa Park, where he was heavily involved in their music program. A long-time antique car enthusiast, Rich built and restored many retro cars.

Rich is survived by Grace, his wife of 39 years; stepson Stephen Tayes and wife Julie; stepson Richard Tayes and wife Joyce; 3 step-grandsons and a step-granddaughter; a step great- grandson and a step great-granddaughter; sister Kathy Hendrix and husband Jeff; sister Rebecca Green and husband Ken; 2 nephews and a niece.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 11 AM, Saturday, January 9, 2021 at First Christian Church of Iowa Park. The family is requesting that guests wear masks during the service.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Healing Hands for their excellent care. For those desiring, memorials may be sent to First Christian Church of Iowa Park.

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

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Kathy Landreth

January 9, 2021

My Dear Sweet Brother,

I have such Wonderful memories of you and as Brother and Sister we had a Special bond. You taught me how to drive at a very young age in Pearblossom . When you and Grace came to visit we would get a band together and play music and sing. In Depo Bay you played the guitar and I sing on stage. That was a special time I will never forget. We went deep Sea fishing and you were so excited, all I heard was Fish On. We went to Branson and had a Great time. I could go on and on with all the Good times we had. I will miss you so and I won't forget the Promise you made me.

Love Forever and Ever
Your Little Siser, Kathy

Rebecca Green

January 6, 2021

My Dear Brother Richard,
As we were so close as Brother and Sister I have many fond memories of growing up together. One of the fondest was when our Dad bought you a new Gibson Guitar and me a 120 Bass Accordion. We were just young kids in the 50’s and only 14 months apart. We both were so happy when we received music lessons out of a little studio not far from our home in Palmdale, California. The lessons ceased when we lost our Dad in 1957 and you became the man of the house. Well you were always the talented one and really didn’t need the lessons as you could play anything and everything by ear. Needless to say, I didn’t keep up my musical career as you did. Over the years you excelled as a great musician collecting and playing numerous guitars and other instruments. I will always remember you fondly and you will forever have a special place in my heart.
Heaven has a new member in its Band of Angels.
Love Forever,
Your Sister, Becky Kline Green

Kenny Green

January 6, 2021

Uncle Rich you were in inspiration for me to join the Navy. Hearing your stories and listening to your adventures made way for me to follow in your footsteps. I will always remember how you laughed when I got to visit Australia my first year in. You told me that in all your Navy years underway you never got to go but on my first cruise out I made it. I also remember your visits when you had leave. You would play guitar for all us kids and make beautiful music. You will be truly missed. God has received a musical angel for his band.

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Grace and Rich's Wedding Reception

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