Richard Lynn Wilson (Rick) was born April 19, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo., and was the second son of Roy Lee and Carolyn (McDaniel) Wilson. He departed this life on January 16, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends.
Rick as a young child enjoyed being outdoors. He liked fishing with his Grandad Wilson and brother JR. He loved baseball and spent hours practicing his pitching. Rick’s early education was at Urich Elementary, and he graduated in 1980 from Sherwood High School.
Rick always liked trucking and drove over the road a number of years, always listening to C.W. McCall’s “Convoy.” He spent some years as a mechanic for Duncan Boat Racing and loved every minute of the experience. Operating and repairing machinery and equipment was his passion.
In the evenings in the fall, he drove all over the area searching for a deer in the brush. And on occasion he did find his trophy for the wall.
Rick is survived by his partner and best friend, Deborah Simms of the home; his parents Roy Lee and Carolyn, Creighton; brother JR, King City, Mo., as well as his children Angie Gonzalez (Frankie Jackson), Harrisonville; Jessica Wilson, Clinton; Dustin Wilson (Brooke) Clinton; Dylan Wilson (Kelcey), Kansas City. Rick had nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A Celebration of Life service was held Monday, January 23, at The Cider House at The Farm, Garden City, Mo.
Cremation with inurnment in Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice and may be sent in care of Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701.