Richard D. Alloway, Sr., 85, of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away on May 25, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. Born on May 9, 1938, in rural Bartlett, KS, he was the son of the late Clifford L. and Lena E. "Shoemaker" Alloway.\n\nRichard was a dedicated and humble man who led an inspiring life. He was married to his loving wife, Darlene Garretson, on October 21, 1956, and together they built a beautiful life, and raised seven wonderful children. \n\nRichard worked as a pipefitter for Farmland Refinery (now CVR Resources), where he was known for his supportive nature, always willing to lend a hand to his coworkers, and he also farmed for many years. \n\nAfter retiring, Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and spending cherished moments with his family boating at their cabin on Grand Lake. He and Darlene spent 13 winters in south Texas and made many wonderful friends there. He was a proud member of the Pipefitters Union, where he continued to inspire others with his dedication and hard work.\n\nRichard accepted the Lord in April of 1983. His life verse was Hebrews 5:9. And being made perfect he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. He is home rejoicing with his Savior, Jesus now. \n\nRichard is survived by his wife, Darlene Alloway; and his seven children, Diana Smith and husband Dick, Richard "Rick" Alloway, Jr., Janice Owens and husband Brandon, Toni Vargas and husband Bernie, Mark Alloway, Karen York and husband Tom, and Tammy Bliss and husband Ryan; ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. \n\nHe was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Lena Alloway; two brothers, Norman Alloway and Dale Alloway; and two sisters Jeanine Shields and Shirley Fentress.\n\nThe family is having a come and go gathering of family and friends on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at the First Baptist Church, 300 West 9th Street in Coffeyville. Following Richard's wishes cremation has taken place.\n\nThe family suggests memorials in Richard's memory to the First Baptist Church, \n\nWe invite you to share your memories and upload photos to Richard's memorial page, as we remember and celebrate his life.\n\nTo leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com.\n\nDavid W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.