October 24, 1945 ~ December 28, 2020

Born in: Goldendale, WA
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Richard Lee Wolfe, affectionately known as “Wolfie” or “Wolf Man”, 75 of Owensboro, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020 at Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation. Richard was born October 24, 1945 in Goldendale, Washington to the late James Walton and Gladys Mae Rosso Wolfe. Richard spent his entire adult life working hard and tirelessly for Commonwealth Aluminum, which later became Aleris, where he retired after 32 years.

A quiet man, Richard obtained all the positive qualities that came with a listener; attentive, encouraging, supportive and caring. Unbeknownst to many, Richard traveled across the United States, winning award after award for his car builds. When his plant in Washington shut down, he adventurously meandered to Owensboro to lay roots.
Although he kept his circle rather tight, if you were in, you were “in”. He embodied a sense of loyalty like none other, which was truly showcased when he married his late wife, Lois Morris Wolfe, and adopting an ever-growing family.

Aside from his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Lois Morris Wolfe, who passed away October 29, 2016; a brother, Roger Wolfe in 1967, and a grandson Timothy Richeson in 1994

Those left to cherish Wolf Man’s memory are his step-children, Steve (Valerie) Morris, Cathy (Mike) Richeson, Anna (Ron) Weber and Keith (Jennifer) Morris, all of Owensboro; grandchildren Derek Sumner, Aaron Morris, Casey Richeson, Eric Sumner, Nathan Morris, John Morris, Ethan Morris, Dana Brown, and Kristi Brown ; 14 great-grandchildren and many friends he met and experienced life with along the way.

Funeral Services will be 12 pm Saturday, January 2, 2020 in the Chapel of Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will take place 10 am until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Private burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends who wish to honor Richard at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Richard Wolfe. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Richard Wolfe and sign his virtual guestbook below.


Visitation: January 2, 2021 10:00 am - January 2, 2021 12:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: January 29, 2021 12:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. The description of Richard could not be more accurate. He never failed to ask about my kids (school, work and family) or to ask how my and Robert’s jobs were. He knew what our occupations were and ask how things were going. I will miss him. A gentle soul. Rest in peace with your sweethesrt.

  2. Everyone who worked with Wolfie at Commonwealth Aluminum has fond memories of him. We all will enjoy humorous stories about the Wolfman. I have moved from the Owensboro area and was saddened to learn this morning of his passing. I will remember him, feel sad that he’s gone, then smile as I think of the good times we shared during the years that we worked together! He loved to enjoy the food that my wife sent to work! Richard’s family has our sincere sympathy and deepest condolences.
    Gary and Carla Carpenter
    207 Wilson Way
    Franklin, Kentucky 42134

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