Richard Frank Besey, 76 of Tonto Basin, Ariz., died Dec. 23, 2007. He was born in Saginaw, Mich. to Clifford and Marjorie (Vermilya) Besey.
He moved to Arizona in 1954 from Michigan.
He is survived by his sons, Richard C. Besey Jr. of Tonto Basin, Ariz., Clifford F. Besey of Payson, Ariz.; stepsons, Paul Sparks and Donny Sparks, both of Phoenix, Ariz. and Eugene Sparks of Payson, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Marie Sparks of Buckeye, Ariz.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Joyce Johnson of Saginaw, Mich.
Military graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 at Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 W. Beardsley Road.