Richard William "Bill" McWherter Jr., 65, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. He was born Oct. 28, 1946, in Nevada, to Richard William McWherter Sr. and Dora Jane Parks McWherter.
Richard attended Bronaugh schools. He filled the pop machine at his dad's station (Mac's Conoco on West 54 Highway). Richard was a lifelong resident of Vernon County. He was a member of the Richards Christian Church.
Survivors include his mother, Dora Jane Parks McWherter, Nevada; three brothers, Dennis McWherter, Olathe, Kan., Stan McWherter, Independence, Kan., and Charles McWherter, Nevada; one sister, Helen Sweet, Hammond, Ind.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; an infant twin brother, Richard Lee McWherter; and a brother, Don McWherter.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at Ferry Funeral Home with Lawrence Cripps officiating. Interment will follow in Welborn Cemetery, Moundville, Mo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends from 7-8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation in care of Ferry Funeral Home.
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