Richard Platt Obituary, Death Cause – Richard M. Platt, a resident of the Town of Western who was 80 years old and had courageously fought cancer until his death on May 24, 2023, passed away. When he left, he did so without disturbing anyone because he was at home. When he got to the Rainbow bridge, his five fur babies—Cody, Dude, Ralph, Sassy, and Pita—were waiting for him there to give him a warm welcome. Richard was educated in the Boonville Schools after being born in Rome on May 1, 1943 to Erwin Mezler and Isabelle Platt, both of whom had passed away before he was born.
Richard is survived by his loving wife Suzanne; his daughter Tammie Jenkins of Boonville; his sons Lonnie Platt of Boonville and Richard (Jacquelyne Reeder) of West Leyden; his grandchildren, Breanna (Joshua) Wright, Sierra Platt, Brandon and Brett Platt, and Kaylee “The Professor” Halkovitch; and his great grandchildren, Alize and Myah Platt, and Mychael “The Boss” Both his granddaughter Brittany Platt and his son-in-law Stephen Jenkins had preceded him in death at the time of his passing. When he passed away, he was the sole surviving member of his family.
Richard’s parents had both passed away before he was born. He served his country honorably in the United States Army from the time he enlisted in 1964 to the year 1964, when he was discharged with distinction. Suzanne Patricia Seymour, who was originally from Boonville, New York, was the woman he married on the 16th of December in 1967, and they went on to have a family together. Richard worked for a variety of local companies, such as Revere Copper, Griffiss Air Force Base, and the Town of Western, amongst others. He was also employed by the Town of Western.
Throughout his entire life, Richard has been an active participant in the activities of the Westernville Fire Department, the Boonville Elks, and the Westernville Legion Post 1846. In addition to that, he served in the military and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter in Boonville. He was a devoted fan of the great outdoors, and his favorite outdoor activities were fishing and hunting.