Rick Richard

September 11, 1949 ~ November 2, 2019 (age 70)


Rick Richard, 70 of Dover, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Oklahoma Heart Institute in Tulsa, OK. He was born September 11, 1949 in Lafayette, Louisiana to Elton and Helen Richard. 

Rick was a U S Army Veteran and served proudly in Vietnam. During his working life, he spent 35 years as a gymnastics coach and owner of Clarksville Gymnastics. He was also co-owner of R&R Milling along side his son, Rick Richard II. Rick was a master of many trades. His hobbies included woodworking, horse training, canoeing, hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding and camping. He especially loved to spend time with his loving family. Besides his many accomplishments, his family and friends will always remember him by sitting on the back porch drinking red wine from a mason jar. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Barry Richard and great-grandson, Brantley Avery. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elaine Richard of Dover; two children, Bridget Knowlton & William of Muskogee, OK., Rick Richard II & Cristin of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Erika Avery & Blake of Muskogee, OK., Spencer Scott of Muskogee, OK., Ryan Scott & Taylor of Pottsville, Leah Richard of Clarksville, Kyle Skelton of Arkoma, OK; great - grandchildren, Kylar, Koltyn, Jordyn and Adelyne all of Muskogee; siblings, Anita Roff, Wanda Lowe, Jason Richard and Terry Jordan all of Iowa; several other nieces, nephews, family and friends.   

The family would like to say a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Oklahoma Heart Institute. 

A celebration of life will be 2PM Friday, November 8, 2019 officiated by Minister Jake Chism at Russellville Family Funeral in Russellville, AR. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.   

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Celebration of Life
November 8, 2019

2:00 PM
Russellville Family Funeral Service (Russellville)

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