Services for Richard Kenneth Getz Sr., 67, of Killeen will be10:00 am Tuesday at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Richard passed away on June 16, 2019 surrounded by members of his loving family.
He was born to parents Paul H.F. Getz and Eleanor Dorthy Brokenshire on 11/14/1951 in Breiningsville Pennsylvania. He graduated from Kutztown Highschool in 1970 and soon after joined the military. He served Honorably in the United States Army for more than 24 years, traveling extensively and mastering several MOS's. He earned a degree in Criminal Justice while on active duty. Richard Proudly served in the Moose Legion for more than 20 years. While serving in 2018, with great honor , he was awarded his Pilgrim degree which he always spoke of being one of his proudest accomplishments.
He was married to his "wifeypoo" Dorthy Helen Day, who he loved more than words could say on 8/18/1972, then became stepfather to 1 child and they had 4 children together. In 1991 he was upgraded to "pop pop" and even further upgraded to great grandfather (Pop Pop) in 2012.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy of Killeen TX, daughter Paula Marie and husband AAron P. Allen of Williston ND, son Richard K Getz Jr and wife Pamela of Lawton OK, Daughter Renee Ann and husband David Richard Thompson of Killeen TX, son Arthur Brokenshire Getz of Ft Smith AR and stepson David E. Todt and wife Damaris of Reading PA as well as 12 grand children and 11 great grand children.Richard was preceded in death by both his parents Paul and Elanor Getz and his brother Marvin A. Getz. He has changed the lives of many through his kindness and love of helping others, he is loved and will be forever missed.
Visitation will be held Monday June 24, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Harper-Talasek funeral home.