Marvin Richard Harrod, 89, passed away on March 12, 2019 in Lexington. Richard was born on November 22, 1929 in Altus, Oklahoma to John and Hazel Harrod.
He graduated from Oklahoma A&M, now OSU, with an Associate’s Degree. On June 1, 1950 he married Betty Jean Adams in Stillwater, Oklahoma. They made their home in Altus, Oklahoma until moving to Claremore in 1955. There he operated Richard Harrod Construction for 15 years. Richard received his ministerial license in 1957. He pastored at the United Pentecostal Church in Allen and Ada, Oklahoma.
He was married to Betty for 55 years until her death in December of 2005. He married Carol Moore in September of 2008. He was a member of Apostolic Worship Center in Norman, Oklahoma. He recently accepted an Award from United Pentecostal Church International for 60 plus years dedicated to ministering. Richard enjoyed gardening, deer and elk hunting, and would travel to Colorado to hunt. Richard loved spending time with his family and friends.
Richard is survived by his children, Marilyn Duhe of Enid, Bill Harrod of Ada, and Marvin and wife Angela Harrod of Moore; grandchildren, Janelle Julian and husband Levi of Hutchison, Kansas, Jason Duhe of Pratt, Kansas, and Kyle and Jordan Harrod of Oklahoma City; great-grandchildren Alexas and Alyse Julian of Hutchinson, Kansas; brothers Joe and wife Deloris of Tangerine, Florida, and Willis and wife Clara of Hurst, Texas; and a host of loving cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, John and Hazel; wife Betty and wife Carol; brothers, Willie and Donald; and son-in-law Dennis Duhe.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 14th , from 11 am to 9 pm with a formal visitation from 6 to 8 pm. Services for Richard will be 2:00 PM, Friday, March 15th , at Apostolic Worship Center located at 3221 N Porter Ave, Norman. Interment will follow at Altus City Cemetery, Altus, Oklahoma.
Services are under the direction of John Ireland Funeral Home, Moore, OK.