Richard R. Bender age 40 of Commerce, Oklahoma passed away, Saturday morning, August 25, 2012 at his home in Commerce. He was born on August 8, 1972 in Joplin, Mo.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Wayne & Bessie Bender.

He is survived by his mother Becky Bender of the home; daughter, Devon Bagnell also of the home his Aunt Melissa Coppedge and her husband Les, of Miami, Okla. and cousins, Wesley Forgey and his wife, Sissy of Afton, Okla., Dustin Forgey of Joplin, Mo., Haley McKibben and her husband Chuck of Miami, Okla. and Ashley, Corey, Bailey, Kailey, Carter and Lexi and other relatives and friends.

No funeral services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Richard Bender Memorial Fund in c/o the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com. Services are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.