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Richard Glover Methvin died on February 24, 2016 at his home in the Wichita Mountains near Lawton. He was 70 years old.

The son of Nolan Glover Methvin and Jimmie Sue (Hess) Methvin, Richard was born on September 11, 1945. After graduating from Chickasha High School in 1964, he attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. His education at the University was interrupted by the Vietnam War. Following his tour of duty he completed his Bachelors degree from then Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and went on to receive a Master's degree in Fine Arts in Art from OU.

In 1975, he began working as a graphic designer for the Civil Service Administration at Ft. Sill; a position he held until his retirement in 1998.

Richard spent the last two decades of his life living on 30 acres of land in the Wichita Mountains where his home over looked Lake Lawtonka and Mt Scott. His property adjoined the Mt. Scott Kiowa United Methodist Church. This church was founded in 1886 by his great grandfather the Reverend J. J. Methvin, a missionary to the tribe. He loved to hike in the mountains and organized an annual Fall hike in October where friends would gather at his home for several days of hiking.

He was an avid gun collector and expert sharp shooter. Richard was an accomplished artist and talented musician, playing the guitar and harmonica.

He is survived by his sister, Susan Lee Methvin of Edmond, niece, Lexi Suzanne Methvin of Aspen, Colorado, nephew, James Corbin Methvin of Dallas, Texas and cousin Janet Little Landay of Baltimore, Maryland.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Alan Methvin.
Per his request burial will be private at Fort Sill National Cemetery.
Published on March 17, 2016
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