Richard Theodore Penkoff, age 76 of Branson West, Missouri passed away Monday evening, October 21, 2019 in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born February 7, 1943 in Copiague, Long Island, New York to Alexander and Catherine (Chop) Penkoff. On April 30, 2001, Rich was united in marriage to Sharon Emick.
Rich proudly served his country as a member of United States Air Force and received an honorable discharge. For over 20 years he was employed with Santa Fe Rail Road. Rich was also a devoted member of James River Church where he faithfully served and especially enjoyed being an usher.
Rich is survived by his wife Sharon; five children Nancy Jaeger and husband Paul, Ross Penkoff and wife Shelly, Rebecca Penkoff, Brandon Penkoff and wife Rachel, Susan Woods and husband David; a brother Robert Penkoff and wife Joan; a sister-in-law Candy Penkoff. Rich also loved his many surviving grandchildren, Madelyn, Ivan, Ben, Cameron, McKensie, Zander, Kyndal, Alexa, Anika, Michaela, Lorelai, Grady, Cylas, Cidney, Amalie and Adelaide; mother of his children Shirley (Smith) Penkoff. Rich was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bill.
Funeral services for Rich will be officiated by Pastor David Lindell at 9:00 A.M. Monday, October 28, 2019 in Clark Chapel, James River Church, Ozark, Missouri. Burial with full military honors will follow at 2:00P.M. at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Services and arrangements under the care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com