Rick FOX

January 23, 1952 ~ May 9, 2005

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Mr. Ricky Ray "Rick" Fox passed away Monday, May 9, 2005, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, in Festus, MO., at the age of 53 years, 3 months & 16 days. Rick was born January 23, 1952, in St. Louis. Rick was preceded-in-death by: his father, William A. Fox (1998) & 1 daughter, Jennifer Lynn Fox (1976); Mother-In-Law: Dorothy Fishbeck (2000).

Rick was a member of the Farmington Crestview Seventh Day Adventist Church & owner of Fox Plus Cleaning.

Survivors Include: his wife, Judy 'Fishbeck' Fox, of Farmington; 2 Daughters: Rachel 'Mrs. Scott' Jue, of Farmington & Jessica Fox (& friend) Brandon Pope, of Farmington. 1 Brother: Randy Fox, of San Diego, CA; His Mother: Elnora Fox 'Mrs. Bob' Gibson, of Farmington. His Father-In-Law: Michael Fishbeck, of St. Louis. 2 Grandchildren: Sinjin Scott Jue & McKenzie Rae Fox, both of Farmington. Beloved Niece & Nephew: Cara Fox, of Caledonia & Brad Fox, of Park Hills. Also surviving are: numerous Sisters-In-Law; Brothers-In-Law; Nieces; Nephews & Friends.

Visitation Friday, 4-9 pm. Visitation resumes Saturday, 7:00 a.m.

Funeral: Saturday, 2 pm, May 14, 2005, at TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, Farmington, with Ric Meyerpeter officiating.

Interment follows at Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

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Memories Timeline


  1. Dearest Fox Family, I wish I could be there with you all now. Hugging each of you, crying with you and most of all sharing memories. While time and distance separate us now, the memories are still crystal clear. Rick was the only person I "allowed" to fondly call me "Crissy." The paper routes, popcorn balls, Christmas Caroling, Ingathering, "Happy Days" spaghetti nights, Atari games, hot rod cars (I never understood how he knew every make and model), yard sales, horse auctions and birthday parties — all these memories will hold a special place in my heart forever. Your family is in my deepest and most sincere thoughts and prayers. God be with you through this difficult time of loss. My heart goes out to you. Much love and support, Chris

  2. We both thank God that we were able to have Rick as a dear friend. We have been blessed by this man. We look forward to being with him again when Jesus comes. We will have even more great times. For now we will wait, and stay ready as he would want us to.

  3. Thank you so much, Rick, for everything you did for me. I am so sad your gone but I know soon we'll all hang out in heaven. It won't be the same coming home and not being able to give you a hug! Thank you for being such a great person, and boss. Judy, please know I'm praying for you and Jessica, and Rachel. I love you! Love Adrian

  4. It has been a true honor and privilege to know Rick if only for a short while. God puts certain people into our lives for a reason. God put Rick into my life to give strength to my spirit and for that I will always be thankful. You are in our thoughts and prayers, The Govreau Family

  5. Dear Fox family, Our sincerest wishes of love for each of you at your loss. Rick was indeed one very special God-fearing human being. He'll be missed by many

  6. Working with the Fox family for years at the Farmington Press allowed us to become good friends and happy coworkers. My heart goes out to your family during this time. You are all in my prayers. Jennifer Counts (Watson)

  7. A dedicated husband,father,son, and grandfather. who loved the lord with all of his heart and shared this love with others. He will be truely missed!

  8. I would like to send my sympathies to the family. I have had the honor of being Rick's barber for quite some time now and My heart goes out to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. God Bless

  9. we would like you to know we at deals will miss rick and are letting you know you are in our prays and we wish you the best in this time of need may GOD bless you and help you as time goes on he will be missed love paulette holt deals a dollar

  10. My family and I wish to send our deepest sympathies. We wish you and your family peace and love through Jesus Christ.

  11. My uncle Rick was a great uncle and I have no doubt an even better husband, dad, and grandfather. He will be missed by many. I can't wait till my boys are old enough to hear stories of him and the fun that we all had growing up. I hope that they also grow to appreciate the love the Fox family had for each other and shared with everyone. You are in our thoughts every minute. We love you very much! Angie, Shane, Kelton & Konnor

  12. I am sorry to say that I did not know Rick, but I feel as though I know all of you. I go to the same gym as Ellie, Rick's mom, and very often I've heard her talk of her children and grandchildren, they mean the world to her. She is such a wonderful person, always helping others. Im sure she raised Rick to be the same kind of person and for that he surely is safe with our savior. You have my deepest sympathy. sincerely, Becky.

  13. I miss him terribly already. Rick was a great friend and brother-in-law and alot of fun to be around. We had alot of laughs and did alot of shopping together! My heart hurts more everyday.

  14. Rick was a wonderful friend to everyone he met. He was a mediator in the truest sense. He loved God and was loved by God. His passing will leave a hole in our lives that only God can fill. We love the family and share in their sorrows

  15. I miss you very much, my Brother. WE had such a short time getting to know one another. But I thank God for the time we were allowed. A Brother in Christ you are. I know that you would have told the world about the Love of Christ you have in your heart. So to you his friends who visit here. I know that Rich would want you to know about his Savior. I want to tell you about my Savior. Iwant to tell you about the Love He has for me. I want to tell you way He died, on that hill called Calvary. I want to tell you about the pain He suffered. I want to show you the scares He bares. I want to tell you the reason for them, and why for you He cares. Sleep now my brother, sleep until Jesus comes again. I'll miss you. To my Sister Judy thank you so much for you friendship and sisterly love. To Rachel and family, thank you for welcoming me into your lives. To Jessica and family. You remind me of my own daughter. Thank you for your light and life you give into my life. Tears block my vision. My heart hurts inside me. Jesus please come soon, and take the pain I feel away from me.

  16. Rick will be greatly missed by all of us. God be with Judy and the girls. We LOVE YOU.

  17. My heart goes out to you all at this time. I cannot express our sadness at Rick's passing. We love you. Dev & Rich

  18. Judy, Rachel, and Jessica, I wanted to send my deepest sympathies to you. Rick was a wonderful person. Every time I saw Rick he always had the biggest grin, and a heart was twice as big. He will be sadly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. With great love, Erin and Andy Files

  19. We sure share in your sorrow. What a shock to hear the news. We have missed you all so much and often think of the fun times we had and will cherish all the memories. Our prayers and love go out to you and wish we could be there to give you a big hug. We certainly are glad that Jesus has given us hope for the future when we will all be reunited again. Take care. We love you all.

  20. I am very sad for you all. I remember fondly the trips Rick, Judy and girls would make to Colorado to see Grandma and Grandpa Dewey. I am sorry we didn't keep in touch better and will miss seeing Rick.

  21. Judy,My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know your days are gonna be so lonely. But always remember God is always with you.You and Rick have influenced so many lives. You had something very special. Rachel and Jessica, my prayers are with you also. I know losing a daddy is really tough. But, know that he is in heaven now and not suffering anyone. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayer, Helen

  22. Judy and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Rick has touched many lives and he will be deeply missed, but always remembered. Love always, Jill and John Newsom

  23. I will miss you, Rick. Thank you for being my sisters' husband. She could not have had a better man. You were more than a brother-in-law, you were truly our brother. Will never forget you, and will always love you.

  24. Judy and family; May God be with you to comfort you at this sad time.Rick was a wonderful person, and I will miss seeing him around, smiling and asking how my son is. He hired him at the paper office and was always concerned about his going on to college.I was fortunate enough to tell him not long ago, that Shaun is now in college.He smiled real big,and said"That's Great!" You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. To Little Miss McKenzie: Uncle Kyle and I wanted to let you know that we are thinking and praying for your sweet and innocent spirit during this very hard time in your young life. Your Papa Ricky Ray loves you very much and will look over you as you grow into a beautiful young woman. You have a wonderful family to help you grow and you'll have to be sure to give your mommy and Grandma Judy lots of extra hugs and kisses for a while. We love you very much and will always be here for you whenever you need us. Keep your chin up sweetie and God will take care of you. With true sincerity, Uncle Kyle and Penny ***May God be with you all through this time and we will never be able to tell you how much your support for both of us helped…so please remember that we are willing to return the favor anytime and that you are in our prayers daily.

  26. Dear Judy, Jessica, Rachel, and family: So sorry to hear of your loss. When I saw Rick's name in the paper last night, I immediately thought of when my husband John died, and Rick brought us all of those copies of the Daily Journal with an article about John in them. That was very thoughtful of him. I know you will miss him immensely, and I pray that God will comfort you in your sorrow.

  27. Judy, Jessica & Rachel I wanted to send my deepest sympathies to you all .. Rick was a Great Man. I can remember the times when Judy & Rick would come to my parents (John & Rachel Hawkins) house and Doc would be in town and they would sit around the table and talk about old times when they were younger. It was great to hear there stories. I know I will be doing the same with my friends and with my children telling them about some of the greatest men I have known. And I appreciate everything you all did for my family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you all. Love, The Lauman Family Stephanie, Dale & Kyle

  28. Judy and girls, Knowing Rick has been an honor and privilege. Heaven is now so much sweeter. Love and Prayers, Terry & Debbie Bowling

  29. We would like to send out a sincere thank you to the ICU staff and respiratory, cardiology and radiology departments of Jefferson Memorial Hospital. We would also like to thank Dr. Mark Briette and Dr. Farris Jackson for taking great care of Rick. We appreciate all the prayers and support, as well great medical care.

  30. Judy, Jessica, Rachael, Ellie, we pray for you often and have been over these last difficult weeks. We remember some good times with Rick and Crestview…We look forward to that hope of a neverending reunion some day. God is merciful; as Rick was fond of saying, "Mercy!" He certainly can count on that mercy now as he rests in the Lord.

  31. To the Fox Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless~ The Hubbard Family

  32. Dear Judy & Family; In remembering you and your family in our prayers, we ask that He give you peace beyond all understanding at this time in your lives. We are so sorry that Rick had to leave us, but he belongs to God completely now. We will miss Rick and seeing him about town. May the Lord bless each and every one of you.

  33. It is so hard to know what to write. I wish so much I could be there in person. I am so sorry for your loss. I've been in Rachel and Jessica's shoes, I know how you are feeling. Please feel free to email me or call anytime. You and Ric were such a big part of my family's life for so long, and Elisha and I are very happy to have those memories. Please know our hearts and prayers are with all of you.

  34. Judy – This is just so sad and hard to understand. Please know you & your family are in my prayers, thoughts and memories. You two were such a big part of my life in the 70's. I remember sleeping over at your place and all the fun games we played. Weren't we all living on macaroni & cheese and Kool-Aid? And what fun we had being the "Family of God Singers"! You and Rick always knew that a successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. I admire you both for modeling to the world what a marriage should be. I can't wait til we all meet up again in Heaven. (I'll finally be able to sing!) Rick will be greatly missed and always remembered. Matthew 5:8 describes him perfectly. Love – Vicki

  35. I would just like to say that I worked for Rick for a relaively short time. But in that sort period I got to know,love,respect and appreciate Rick Fox. In my book he was a man that would do ANYTHING for his family. He was also a fine example as a christian. The world has lost a true man of God. I just wish I would had gotten to know him a little bit longer. My deepest sympathies go out to his wife Judy and the rest of his family. Just remember that joy comes in the mourning,Judy and family. You will see him again real soon and so will I. I'm looking forward to seeing Ricky Ray Fox in Heaven! God Bless!

  36. Judy, there are no words that can really comfort you at this time. You have been through a very rough season, and the healing will soon begin for you. Your grief for Ricky will never completely go away, but, as time passes it does help. I will keep you in my prayers and I know that your knowledge about the second coming is a comfort at this time. Jesus will put his arms around all of you and help you through this. You know Ricky is at rest now, waiting to meet with you again — soon. With deepest sympathy….. Ina

  37. Randy Fox & family, I'd like to send my condolences. I send my prayers & blessings to you and your family during this time. "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow." Jeanine Lincoln

  38. So sorry to hear about your lose. We will keep you in our prayers. We will never forget all the good times we had with you guys at Sunnydale and afterwards. Rach, we are glad you called and we will try to be better about keeping in touch. Love Jer and Susan

  39. JUDY, JESSICA, & RACHEL, We are very sorry for the passing of Rick. We have so many good memories of him as a Husband, Dad, Grandpa, and friend. He will always be in our hearts as we watch Mckenzie mature into a young lady and we will see the influence of his character through her. Teresa & Jerry

  40. My dear friends, Judy, Rachel, Jessica and the rest of the family,boy, where do I begin? You all are my family and my heart hurts so badly. Rick Fox was the most unselfish person I have ever known. His love overflowed to everyone around. The thing I appreciated about Rick was that he always told those that he loved how he loved them. He always said if you love someone you should tell them often. We have known you all for about 20 years now.In those twenty years, we have many wonderful memories. I can never express my appreciation enough of the friendship that Rick had with Steve.He never gave up on him or judged him. I'll never forget when Rick, Ken stevens and Steve were caught singing STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE!!!! in the doctors office while they were supposed to be cleaning! I will miss this man greatly, his smile, love, hugs, listening ear,support, prayers,everything about him. My prayer is that we all learn from Rick's life to love abundantly. Judy

  41. We are saddened by the loss of Uncle Rick, one of the kindest, most living men we have ever known. We wish we could be with Aunt Judy, Rachel, Jessica, Scott, Sinjin, and Mackenzie at this time. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, Lisa, John, and Nathan

  42. Judy, It has been years since I have seen you and Rick, but I have thought of you often. I was deeply saddened to hear of Rick's passing and reading the guest book and all the love of friend's and family let's me know that he hasn't changed over the years. He was truly a man of God. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  43. Judy and family, I am so sorry for this terrible time in your life. I believe Rick was a good man and he will be sorely missed by everyone who's life he has touched. I wish that I could be there in person, but, you are all in my prayers as we look forward to that better land coming soon.

  44. I'm so sorry for your loss, and wish I could be there to help comfort and encourage you. Know that you are all in my prayers. I have fond memories of our times together. It is a blessing to know that Rick knew and loved Jesus, and was not afraid to "let his light shine" for God. All who knew Rick will miss him. Praise the Lord, we have a blessed hope that soon all tears will be wiped away. What a glorious reunion that will be! God Bless You and give you Peace.

  45. I just want everyone to know that Dad even when he was sick and in the hospital was more concerned that people were invited to a special program at church than for his own well being. My dad so wished that his friends and family all knew Jesus as their best friend. Whenever someone Dad knew lost faith or was discouraged it broke his heart. I have never known anyone who loved people so unconditionally as my father. I know in my heart that if Dad's death even helps one person reevaluate their need for Christ that my dad would consider his death a small price to pay for the assurance that those he loved would be in heaven. I want to make sure that for the rest of my life I do everything possible to make sure that my Father's legacy stays fresh on our hearts and that his efforts towards unity and love where not in vain. Life without his smile, his love and his presence will be rough but I hope that everyone who knew my father will raise to his challenge and turn their focus towards heaven so that one day we can all be with him again.

  46. I first met Rick around a decade ago. Needing a job to carry me through the summer, I was referred to the Press Leader by my mother. I nervously stumbled into his office for the interview, and he greeted me with a firm handshake and a grin that settled my uncertainty. Not more than five minutes later, I was employed as an assembler. As the time passed, I felt as if we weren't simply employees to him, but rather an extended circle of friends and family. The summer soon ended and with it my tenure at the Press Leader. Still, Rick would always make sure to stop me or my mother if he saw us, telling me to call if I ever needed a job, and that I shouldn't waste my mind. As mom said a few months back, I finally stopped dragging my feet and am in the middle of obtaining my BS in Computer Science. I wish I could've told you that in person and I wish that you could've had the chance to meet my son Connor. Unfortunately, I didn't even learn that you were ill until right before you were called home. Rest easy, Rick. You made one heck of a difference in this kid's life and I'll forever be grateful for having met you. My deepest sympathies go out to your loved ones; I can only imagine how powerful an influence you were on them.

  47. DEAREST MCKENZIE, Our hearts hurt for you today. We know how much you love "papa Ricky Ray" and how much he loves you. We are praying for you today and everyday.We will miss your "papa" also. We love you. Papa Jerry and Grandma Teresa.

  48. My family and I want to express our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Rick was my 1st cousin. I remember the time that I stayed at his house during the summer of 1976. I was back in Mo. for his younger brother -Randy's wedding. Rick always a giving and caring person. He made me feel welcome and at ease while I was there. I hope and I always try to be like Rick was to rewards me during my stay in Mo. a very caring and kind person to everyone he met. Rick will be sorely missed here on earth. But, he is with the angels in heaven having a party with his grandmother Dewey, daughter and other family members who preceded him. He is in no more pain and he is celebrating his eternal life with Jesus.

  49. My dear cousin Rick was born ten years and one day befor me. He told me that when I was born, he felt like my birth was a birthday present to him. Rick was tall and handsome, his smile so easy,his heart and actions kind,to me, his little tag a-long cousin. He made a special cousin place in my heart,for him, not only through the fond memories of childhood visits, but through his efforts to communicate his love, and our shared prayers. In one letter Rick wrote "pray for me, and I will pray for you, that we can enjoy together and share and encourage as we live our life and share our lives not only here but in heaven, someday, where the we wont be separated by miles…", and in our last phone conversation he said "don't stop praying for me!" I have not, and I won't, Rick your family, my family, is going to be keep in prayer as you are now in Christ Mercy. WE LOVE YOU.

  50. Rachel – I was so sorry to hear the news. Your dad was such a fun-loving wonderful man. May the many beautiful memories you created over the years with him bring you some peace during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you & your family. You'll be in my prayers.

  51. Rachel, so very sorry to hear about your DAD. There are no words. I know you guys are all hurting so much. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Doug and JO

  52. Dear Judy,Rachel & Jessica, I am so thankful for the promise of Heaven- to see Rick again! I read am excerpt from someone's writing recently that says, "the most miserable people in the world are self centered people who don't do anything for anybody except themselves. They are centers of misery without exception. On the contrary the happiest people are the people who deliberately take on themselves the sorrows and troubles of somebody else. Their hearts sings with a strange wild joy, automatically and with no exceptions!" I thought of Rick, he knew, loved & remembered everyone, he did take on everyone's problems and tried to help them. If he knew of any need he tried to find a solution. I loved him dearly! I'll miss our Sunday morning breakfast's after work- I've forgot who's turn it is to pick up the check! I'll miss our talks while we worked together. I wish others could have experienced the friendship Rick and I shared. God truly blessed me with a wonderful brother/friend! I can hardly wait for heaven! Thank you Judy for sharing all these years and remember my phone rings 24/7. Eunice and Marvin

  53. Dear Rachel, Christina just informed me today about the loss of your father. I'm so sorry for you. It's been 9 years now since my dad passed away & although life goes on you never forget & they are always missed. You & your family will be in my prayers. Love, Karen

  54. Although we didn't see Rick (and Judy) as much as we would have liked to, at least we know that Rick has gone home and will be reunited with our other departed loved ones. I wish the family well, and God bless and keep you through this difficult time.

  55. Words can't begin to express the heartfelt sorrow we feel for the family. Rick was a true friend to so many! We have been blessed with his friendship! Rick was such a good friend to our son, Aaron, they were kindred spirits in the truest sense. He was a mentor to our daughters, Adrian and Stephanie, they learned that you can be a true Christian at work, at play and at church! Thank you Judy, Rachel and Jessica, for sharing you husband and father with our family! We will have a wonderful "family" reunion in heaven after Jesus comes to take us home!

  56. Dear Friends, We are sorry to hear of Rick's death. However, we know that he is at rest in the Lord, and that one day soon, he will rise again. You are in our prayers as we think of you this weekend. May the Lord of Peace be with you and give you His peace and assurance at this time. Mike and Alice

  57. I wish I could say more than I'm so sorry for your loss. Rick was to young to be taken away. I just wanted to let you know that I haven't been touched so deeply by a patient and their family in all the years I have been doing this. The love and support that your family has is amazing. I watched the video and was inspired. I hope my family knows the same love and happiness as you all did someday. It is truely a tragedy that Rick is gone. I wish I could have gotten to know him better. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless You All

  58. You will be deeply missed. Thank you for being such an awesome brother-in-law. Love you forever. See ya again, in the Big Home up in the sky.

  59. Mckenzie~ You are such a beautiful girl with an even more beautiful heart. Sometimes we don't understand why certain things happen; and now that this time has come you must trust in the Lord. Your papa "Ricky Ray" has taught you many wonderful thing and loved Jesus with all his heart. I hope that one day you too find that love of Jesus. Thank you for being a special part of my life.

  60. Judy, That was a wonderful Video Tribute to Rick. He will be missed by all that new and loved him. We love you. Take Care God Bless. Love Cheryl and Thomas

  61. Judy, I was shocked to see the paper. My prayers are with you and your family. I waited on Rick all the time when I was a teller at Belgrade Bank. He was a very kind and sweet man. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  62. Even though many years and miles have separated us, I will never forget the time that we spent together. There were ping pong games, canoe rides, many church activities, car wrecks and just plain fun. Rick was one of the hardest workers I know both at church and at home. You could always count on him to do what he agreed to do. I will always respect him for what he did and what he believed. He was truely a bright light for the cause of God. My prayers are with you as you await the GREAT day when the Lord returns and once again we can be with Rick. I love you all. Fran Gladden

  63. I miss you Rick. I am just so happy I could spend some time with you and your family a couple years ago when I was traveling the country. It meant a lot to me as did the times we spent together growing up Lyn

  64. Rachel, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I look forward to the day when our Father will all take us home to be with him. We will keep you and your family in our prayers Robert, Judy, & Jeb Fetters

  65. Judy, Rachel and family: I am truly sorry for your loss. I remember Rick well from the Sunnydale days and will pray for your family at this time of loss. Remember the hope that we have and it will not be long before the Lord comes and you can see Rick again. Tom Evans

  66. We are so sorry for your loss and you have our heartfelt sympathies! Our Prayers will be with you all as you go through this time of grief. May God Bless, Clay & LeAnn Phillips, and Family

  67. Rick was my 7th brother. This breaks my heart, but breaks Judy's, Rachel & Jessica's more. Which breaks my heart again. Rick was the best. He is the best. Everything Rick lived for, we must still live for. I loved going to car shows with Rick. antique malls. Getting presents from Rick! He wanted us all to share in the love of Christ. Eternal life. If we could all stop and think about what Rick stood for, what he wanted for us, for each of us, I think all of our lives will be better. Please take time and love one another, smell the roses and Judy, Rachel and Jessica I love you all so much and we will get through this because something good is coming somewhere from this. All my love, my heart. Jackie

  68. Rick was my 7th brother. This breaks my heart, but breaks Judy's, Rachel & Jessica's more. Which breaks my heart again. Rick was the best. He is the best. Everything Rick lived for, we must still live for. I loved going to car shows with Rick. antique malls. Getting presents from Rick! He wanted us all to share in the love of Christ. Eternal life. If we could all stop and think about what Rick stood for, what he wanted for us, for each of us, I think all of our lives will be better. Please take time and love one another, smell the roses and Judy, Rachel and Jessica I love you all so much and we will get through this because something good is coming somewhere from this. All my love, my heart. Jackie

  69. Judy and family, It was my privilege to take care of Rick and get to know your family. Please know how very much his life touched mine. It was easy to tell by how much you all cared what kind of man he was but I'm especially grateful for having gotten to talk with Rick before he was put on the vent . Rarely do I get to have discussions like that with my patients. After reading the guest book, its easy to see how many lives he touched and I'm sure that when he reached heaven, he heard those words we all want to hear "well done my good and faithful servant." I'll look forward to seeing him again some day. If I can do anything for you, please let me know. In Christ, Shalma

  70. Judy, Rachel & Jessica, Just want you to know we are thinking about you especially at this time.Love ya,Ben,Sarah,Benj,Kayla,Jonathan,& Chandler

  71. Judy, Rachel, and Jessica, Some of my first memories are of being at your house on Saturday nights. I remember lots of noise from the basement where Rick, Gary, Don, and my dad would be playing ping-pong until the wee hours of the morning. I'm sure somewhere in heaven there will be a giant ping-pong table and a very happy reunion. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Marla

  72. My deepest sympathies to Rick's family and friends. Judy I am so sorry for your loss. It was truely refreshing to see a husband and wife who loved each other even more after all of these years. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. We miss your cheerful smile! 😉

  73. Judy, God never intended that death be part of our experience, and so there are no words which can reconcile us to that event. Christ has overcome death for us, and so we look forward to that day of victory when He will make all things new again. Until then, mourning is inescapable, cheerless, and worthless, unless it moves us closer to the Great Comforter who alone can wrap us in real comfort. We pray for you and your family that such will be the case. We will never forget that you and Rick affected our lives for good. It is always and ever a blessing to have one's life touched by those of noble character, and you and Rick are among the noblest. Thank you for your many kind thoughts and deeds. Love, Michael & Donna

  74. Judy, Jessica, and Rachel. I am so sorry that Rick is no longer with us. I can't believe that I will not see him again. I remember he was always the kindest person at our family gatherings. People could start razzing him or each other and Rick always just laughed and smiled. It was like he was truely enjoying every moment of his life fully. I'm sure you all know exactly what I'm saying. I hope you can find a way to carry on Judy. I love you all and I hope I can see you soon. mattehw

  75. Dear Judy, Rachel, and Jessica, I am so very sorry to hear about Rick. I remember being dropped off at your house before sunrise to catch a ride to school. You would always feed me breakfast too! I can't forget the paper routs, Saturday night parties, school activities, & church socials. I will always remember Rick as a kind, Christian person. As a child I would admire your relationship together and hope that one day I would be as fortunate. We want you to know that we are thinking of you. We will see Rick again real soon in heaven! With much Christian Love, Craig & Tommie Sue Johnson

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