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Richard Michael Champ

Richard Michael Champ, 62, of Mountain Grove Missouri, passed away surrounded by family at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

He was born on October 19, 1954 in Newport News, Virginia, the son of Richard and Esther (Dobbs) Champ of Mtn. Grove, Missouri.

Mike grew up in Mountain Grove and enjoyed small town life. He graduated from Mountain Grove High School in 1972 and attended McPherson Junior College.

Mike married the love of his life, Patricia Ann Trumble of Gainesville, Missouri, on August 6, 1977. He had two beautiful daughters, Mikaela Byerley of Mountain Grove and Kristy Champ of Raytown, Missouri. Mike loved his family and friends. He had a passion for being outdoors hunting, fishing, gardening and working with cattle.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Esther Champ.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his two daughters, Mikaela Byerley and husband Sonny and Kristy Champ; one brother, David Champ and wife Patti; five grandkids, Makenna Byerley, Jakob Norman, Ethan Norman, Elizabeth Byerley, Samantha Fuller and husband Justin; and one great granddaughter, Bay Fuller, as well as many other family and friends.

The family will host a graveside service on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Willow Springs Cemetery north of Mountain Grove on Highway 95.

Interment was under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at

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