Richard Dix Mircovich passed away peacefully at home on September 28, 2017 in Portland, Texas. He was born on February 12, 1930 to Joseph and Rosa Mircovich. Richard attended schools in Ingleside and graduated from Ingleside High School as a proud Mustang in 1947. He served in the Army and was trained as a paratrooper in Fort Benning, Georgia. After being discharged, he returned to attend Del Mar College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree. There he met Dolores Marie Griffith, his wife and mother of his children. Richard was a welder and boiler maker at local refineries during his professional career and retired in 1995 from DuPont.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Dolores Marie Griffith Mircovich, and brothers Joe, Jr., Billy, Jimmy, Gilbert, and Carlo and sisters Kathy Dunn and Marguerite Ross as well as grandson Ryan Mircovich.
Richard is survived by son Rick (Cara) Mircovich and daughters Karen Mircovich, Freda (Mike) Mazzola, and Lorrie (Russell) McIlwain, sister Rose Marie Davis and brother David Mircovich. He cherished his grandchildren: Connie (Dean) Culver, Rich Mircovich, Reanna (Rodney) Maybe, Joey (Kristi) Mazzola, Nick Mazzola, Dustin McIlwain, and Megan McIlwain. Richard was additionally blessed with great-grandchildren Kendall and Callie Culver, Ashton Morrison and Adrik and Brody Maybe. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Limbaugh Funeral Home, 5th and Wildcat in Portland, Texas on Sunday, October 1st from noon until 6:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Portland Church of Christ on Wildcat on Monday, October 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will follow at Palms Memorial Garden.