Richard Steven Kiser was born on July 25, 1952 in Santa Maria, California to Amos and Ellen Kiser. He died on Aug. 26, 2018 in Mansfield, Texas.

Memorial service is Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. at Midlothian Funeral Home, with visitation from 4-5 p.m.

He and his wife Jean were together for 30 years.

Richard worked in the automotive industry until the late ’80s. At one time he owned Kiser Automotive in Lampasas. He then went to work in the corrugated industry. This allowed him to live in Florida, Colorado and Georgia. He moved back to Texas in 2008 to be closer to his children and grandchildren.

Richard was passionate about his family and his cars. His pride and joy was his ’56 Chevrolet. He would talk cars to anyone who would listen. Richard was a member of Midlothian Classic Wheels, Mad Dog Car Club and Chevy Shortbed Club, even though he didn't own a Chevy truck. He loved attending car shows and cruise-ins because it gave him the opportunity to be among his closest friends.

He absolutely adored his Maltese. Max Max was always by his side, be it in the garage or sitting in the recliner.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Ellen and Amos Kiser, and a son, Ronnie A. Kiser.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Kiser; sons, Richard Kiser and wife Alicia, and Russell Kiser and wife Victoria; grandchildren, Taylor, Kelsey, Riley, Reid, Rhett, Ripley, Ryker and Kora; and great-grandson Noah.