In Memory

Richard Utterback

Richard Utterback

Richard Richart Utterback, III
(July 22, 1948 - May 25, 2015)
U.S. Veteran
Richard Richart Utterback, III, 66, Adrian, Missouri, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at his home. Graveside services will be held at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Missouri, at a later date. The family wishes to thank Crossroads Hospice for their care.
Rick was born July 22, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Richard and Leota “Billie” (Hooper) Utterback, Jr. He was a long-time resident of the Kansas City area and worked for restaurants, such as Andre's on the Plaza, where he had many friends.
Rick was a proud Air Force veteran from the Vietnam War era. During his life he enjoyed riding horses, playing golf, special vacations to Estes Park Colorado, and spending time with his family. His warm, friendly personality made an immediate and lasting impact on everyone he met.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister and her husband, Sandra and Charles Wray; two loving nieces, cousins and his beloved dog, Rusty. Rick will be missed. His faith in the Lord supported him in his life and during his long battle with cancer.
Provided by Karen Lyerla

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04/13/16 09:21 PM #1    

Frank Patton

I believe Rick and I worked together, either with Steve Pedersen at the Manor Barn, or in a later stint at Reagan's Restaurant in downtown OP. We spent some evenings cruising Metcalf from Katz to the French Market, stopping at the usual hot spots.

Recall one night we stopped for a milkshake. Was it a McD's or was it a Griffs? Somewhere near Reagans and Shaky's on that east side of Metcalf.Milkshakes in hand, this before the day of plastic lids, I raised my shake to my lips at it had to be the light at Metcalf and 83rd, just as the light turned green and he popped the clutch. I had milkshake from my eyebrows to my knees! We pulled into the lot at King Louies bowling alley and laughed till we nearly threw up! I took off my shirt and used it to mop up. Then we laughed about who we would invite out for a milkshake the following weekend. I don't recall that next weekend ever came.

 Anyway, it was the definition of Happy Days!

10/29/16 06:22 PM #2    

Marsha Rhoads (Killian)

Great memory, Frank.  I can see it happening!


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