Richard Allen Root, 89, died September 18, 2014, at Elness Convalescent in Turlock. He was born March 21, 1925, in Los Angeles, California, to Frank and Emma (Berger) Root. At the age of 18 enlisted in the United States Army in the 558th Artillery Battalion. After his Honorable Discharge he settled in Turlock and attended Full Gospel Tabernacle before attending Victory Christian Church in Hilmar. He worked 25 years for Nulaid then retired from Martinez Plywood after 12 years.
Richard enjoyed fishing, Barbecuing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his three sons: Frank (Karlene) Root of Turlock, Roger (Sherrill) Root of Fremont, CA, and Jack (Debbie) Root of Henderson, NV; 8 grandchildren;12 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Root; son, Robert Milligan; 4 sisters; and 2 brothers.
Visitation will be held from 4pm - 7pm on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Allen Mortuary.
Funeral Services will be held at 12pm noon on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Allen Mortuary.
Private burial will be at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella.
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