Richard was born on September 25, 1935 in Greencastle to Bennett Plummer and Evelyn Plummer.
He was a graduate of Greencastle High School and served his country in the United States Air Force.
Richard was a member of First Baptist Church in Greencastle, Temple Masonic Lodge #47, and the Greencastle Moose Lodge #1592.
He had been employed at Maple Hurst Dairies and retired from Celadon Trucking.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Earl Wayne Plummer; two sisters, Anna Mae Whitlock and Arlene Taylor; a sister-in-law, Vi Lady; and his wife of 51 years, Flossie M. Plummer.
Surviving are his beloved daughter, Kelly S. Shea and husband Byron of Lake Orion, MI; two sisters, Helen Young of Cloverdale and Janice Hubbard of Stilesville; a brother, James Plummer and wife Sheila of Indianapolis; five beloved granddaughters, Kaelin, Makenzie, Sarah, Julia and Sophia; his companion, Wilma I. Shinn of Greencastle; three sisters-in-law, J.B. O’Brien and husband Jack, Greencastle, Susie Lancaster, Bloomington, and Betsy Cox and husband Herman, Cloverdale; four brothers-in-law, Edward Lancaster, Bob Lancaster and John Lancaster, all of Greencastle, and Josh Lancaster, Lancaster, Ohio .
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2 P.M. at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, with a Masonic Service followed by Pastor Randy McNeely officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 11 A.M. until time of services at the funeral home.