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Local cyclist, Richard Scofield, dies of heart attack

richard scofield(photo courtesy of Denton Record-Chronicle)

Many in the Denton/Corinth area are expressing deep condolences to the family of Richard Scofield, a successful basketball coach for Liberty Christian whom many had become acquainted with on mountain bike trails and around town.  Despite having appeared in outstanding health at a race over the weekend, he passed away after a heart attack on Sunday.

A fellow Denton mountain bike racer says of Richard, “He rode faster and harder on the trails at age 62 than most of us in our twenties. He will be missed.”

A father of five children and a beloved cyclist, Richard’s departure was untimely and a complete shock to those who knew and raced with him.

Funeral services for Richard are at 2pm on Thursday, March 11th at First United Methodist Church on the Denton square. Viewing is at DeBerry,  6-8pm, graveside service is at 10:30 at Roselawn.