Obituary for Richard Heniford

Ponca City Now - November 17, 2022 8:44 pm

Richard Heniford

September 29, 1957 – November 14, 2022

Richard Rowell Heniford, 65, of Ponca City, OK, left this life on November 14, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 21, 2022, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Those unable to attend the Funeral Ceremony, may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, and click on the live-stream or toolbar icon on the top right corner after 10:45 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W. Grand Ave., Ponca City, OK, 74601.

Richard was born on September 29, 1957, in Memphis, TN, to William Rowell and Jacquelyn Faye (Kuykendall) Heniford. He grew up in Richardson, Texas, graduating from J.J. Pearce High School where he was an award winning athlete and musician. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University. Upon graduation, he went to work for Diamond Shamrock in Dumas, Texas. There, Richard met and married the love of his life, Charlyn Jane “Janie” (Christie) on June 29, 1985 in Dumas. He worked for several major corporations during his career including Conoco/Phillips which brought him to Ponca City. He was a gentle hearted, caring man with a strong and steady countenance. Richard was loved and respected by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.

Richard is survived by his wife, Janie, of the home; children, Richard McReynolds and his wife, Angela, of Ponca City, OK, and Amanda Doran and her husband, Evan, of Ponca City, OK; grandchildren, Kris, Joseph and Maxwell McReynolds and Willow, Sage and River Doran, all of Ponca City, OK; brother, Steven Heniford and his wife, Ruth, of Carrollton, TX; nephews, Benjamin and Christopher Long, and sister-in-law, Genie Long. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Flowers may be sent to Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, or in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Oklahoma Humane Society, 900 W Prospect Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Source: Trout Funeral Home