Richard Allen Flood, Sr. was born June 6, 1964, in Idabel, Oklahoma, to Caril D and Mary Francis (Gill) Flood. He married his high school sweetheart, Ruby Ann Espinosa in May of 1988. Richard was employed at Bar S Foods in the maintenance department for several years and loved his work. Richard, Ruby, and their children lived a wonderful Christian life"if ever God chose ministers, the Flood family rose to the challenge that God gave. Each child was a joy to those around them and was always ready to tell anyone about God. There was never a time that the family would turn their backs on someone in need. After becoming members of the church, they were inspirational to all who met them.
Stephen Andrew Flood was born January 4, 2000, in Altus, Oklahoma. He was a third grader at the Duke Elementary School. Jeremiah Micah Flood was born February 7, 2001, in Altus and was a second grader at the Duke Elementary School. Their teachers and fellow students loved both boys. Joshua Paul Flood was born January 7, 2004, in Altus. His mom, Ruby, was home schooling Josh and was a very good student.
Richard, Stephen, Micah, and Joshua are survived by their mother, Ruby Ann Flood of Olustee; three brothers, Nicholas Hunter Espinosa, Richard Allen "R.J." Flood, Jr., and Derek Levi Flood, all of Altus; Richard"s three brothers, Calvin Flood and wife Patricia of Tipton, Oklahoma, James Flood and wife Sandra of Blair, Oklahoma, Thomas Flood and wife Amy of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; his two sisters, Margaret Burden of Altus and Glennet Rammage and husband David, also of Altus; over fifty nieces, twenty nephews, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews on both sides of the family. Also surviving are the boys" aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins on their mother"s side of the family. Richard"s parents, Caril and Mary Flood, preceded them in death.
An account has been set up for the Flood family at First State Bank in Altus for memorial donations.
Funeral Services for Richard Flood, Stephen Flood, Micah Flood, and Joshua Flood were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Lowell-Tims Chapel in Altus with Bro. Lionel Mounce officiating. Interment will follow at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
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