October 28, 1955 - May 6, 2017
Rick G. Winters, 61, of Kearney, MO, passed away on May 6, 2017 at home after a long struggle with the evil demon cancer.
Rick was born on October 28, 1955, in Parsons, KS, the son of Charles E. & Norma Winters. He was a Raytown High School Graduate in 1973. After high school he enlisted in the United State Air Force. Rick served from November 1973 until 1980. Rick was a Sgt in the Air Force receiving numerous medals and awards.
On September 21, 1981 he married the love of his life, Paulette Kobe in Raytown, MO. He was a Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend. Rick had a love for life, an easy going person and loved all his girls since he only had a daughter who had daughters. Rick loved drawing, billiards and loved all kinds music from the BeeGee’s, Gary Allen to Ace of Base and Lady GaGa, anything with a good beat. Fishing was one of his favorite past times, giving him solitude from all the yakking women in his life. (Boy can we talk!) Who wouldn’t need that quiet time?
Rick was preceded in death by his father Charles E. Winters. Rick is survived by his wife Paulette Winters of 35 years; mother: Norma Ard & stepfather Graham; daughters: Shawna (Michael) Gonzales; granddaughters: Samantha (Kevin) Owens, Alyssa Gonzales, Kristen Evans; brothers: Alan (Kay) Winters, Dean (Cindy) Winters; nephews: Ryan Caddell, Joseph Winters, Jason Winters.
If you know Rick, you know this is exactly the kind of obituary he would want. He was not a normal everyday kind of person. He was smart, funny, caring, no nonsense, artistic, loving and straight forward person. Quoted by Rick “I have no regrets, I have had a great life. It’s been a hell of a ride.”
R.I.P. You are our hero, Love all your girls.
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Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Shawnee Bend Cemetery, Warsaw, MO.