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Poland, Richard H.

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July 24, 1943 - January 13, 2020

Poland, Richard H.

Richard Howard Poland, 76, of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away on January 13, 2020.

The visitation service will be held at 9:00 am on January 21, 2020 at Aria Cremation & Funeral Home Services with funeral services starting at 10:00 am. Pastor Jody Witts of Grand Prairie Baptist Church will be officiating. Burial will follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 1:15 pm.

Richard was born in Minden Parish, Louisiana on July 24, 1943. He graduated from Gibsland High School and following served for four years in the United States Air Force.

Richard was married to Janice on March 16, 2002. They were married for eighteen years.

Richard had several careers over the years after his service in the Air Force which included a reserve police officer for Grand Prairie Police Department, firefighter, and security officer for LTV for forty-three years. He enjoyed yard work, home repairs/upgrades, and gardening. He had a great interest in trains, firetrucks, jets, photography and storm chasing.

Richard is survived by his wife Janice, Step Children: Kenneth, Keith, Mary. Children: Rebecca & Matt Henslee of Mayhill, New Mexico and Richie & Jennifer Poland of Venus, Texas with nine grandchildren. Siblings: Rosa Lee & Kirby Anglin and Sid & Evelyn Poland with many other family and friends.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Howard Brazille Poland & Helen Lucille Ryan.

Aria Cremation & Funeral Home Services at 1820 N Beltline Rd Irving, Texas 75061.

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Jennifer Poland

January 28, 2020 6:14AM

You were the coolest dad and Papa Poland. I loved you like my own dad. We will miss your advice, stories, laughs, and seeing you in your blue chair. We will forever keep your memory alive. Rest peacefully in heaven until we all can be together again.

kaydence henslee

January 21, 2020 2:24PM

He was a very great man even though i did not know him well he was very blessed.

Thomas Rocky Shores

January 20, 2020 10:27PM

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Our most sincere condolences to you.
Sure do miss Richard, never gonna forget the friendship we shared. Blessing to all the family.

Bryan salgado

January 18, 2020 10:51PM

We all loved you we will all miss you

Keith Thompson

January 18, 2020 6:17PM

Mom I am so sorry for your loss. Love Keith