A Memorial Service for Richard “Doc” Dale Stutes, 67, of Temple, will be held at 10 am Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Belton.
Mr. Stutes passed from this life on December 5, 2018. Richard Dale Stutes was born December 24, 1950, to Ralph Carl Stutes, Sr. and Ellen Marie Horn in Baton Rouge, LA.
Richard “Doc” loved spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, and being outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his wife, Mary “Jeannie” Eugenia Peariou Stutes; two daughters, Monique Michelle Coufal and husband, Garrett Wayne Coufal and Adrienne Nicole Agustus and husband, Devon Patrick Agustus; brother, Ralph Carl Stutes, Jr. and wife, Sallie Smith Stutes; and brother-in-law Hammy Peariou, as well as many other beloved friends and family.
We were lucky to have met Richard and his family and become friends when all of us lived in Shreveport, Louisiana. I fondly remember getting up at 4 am to be at Richard’s home at 5 am to go bass fishing on Caddo Lake. Besides being a prosthodontist of professional renown (yes his work is marveled at even today), he was a prolific bass fisherman par excellent in the Shreveport area winning many bass tournaments. However, when I fished with him, he patiently spent his time “fishing” my lures out of the cypress tree limbs on Caddo Lake. My wife especially will miss his infectious laugh, outgoing personality, and his unique storytelling. Richard was an extremely devoted husband and father. His family always came first.
He will be missed; we will miss him. We send our most profound sympathies to Jeannie, Monique, and Adrian and all of Richard’s family.
Dr. Kevin & Lynn Barrett
Kevin & Lynn BarrettGalveston, TX