Shelbyville Daily Union

September 6, 2013

Richard Lee "Dick" Halbrook


SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Richard Lee "Dick" Halbrook

Farmington, Arkansas


Richard Lee “Dick” Halbrook, 70, of Farmington, Arkansas, passed away after a long battle with cancer on August 25, 2013, at his home.

He was born October 21, 1942, at Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Ralph and Viola Fern McNeese Halbrook. He was raised by his grandparents and uncle and aunt Art and Ethel Pfeiffer since he was twelve years old at Shelbyville, Illinois. Richard graduated from Sehlbyville High School in the class of 1960 and attended college at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He was well-known floor covering specialist in the area for 38 years and Horse Show judge. He loved his family and horses. He was an excellent horseman and Quarter Horse owner and breeder.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Wanda Halbrook at home; three daughters: Rhonda Keys and husband John of Farmington, Arkansas, Kimberly Stipe and husband Roger of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Kelly Sullins and fiance James Rutledge of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two brothers: Col. Earl Halbrook of San Antonio, Texas, and Lloyd Halbrook of Xenia, Illinois; three granddaughters, Chynna Ann Stipe, Lily Ann Stipe, and Pearlie Dawn Rutledge. 

He was much loved, gracious, kind, sweet and will be sorely missed.

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