Richard Allen “Ricky” Rowsey, Jr. was born the son of Richard Allen Rowsey, Sr. and Thelma Maurine (Smith) Rowsey on March 24, 1956 in Springfield, Missouri, and departed this life August 28, 2013 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 57 years.
He leaves behind to mourn his passing, four sisters, Brenda White and husband, Travis of Monett, Missouri, Wanda Rowsey of Springfield, Missouri, Teresa Atkinson and husband, Ronald of Springfield, Missouri, and Christina Jones and husband, Jeffrey of Springfield, Missouri; his maternal grandmother, Zelma Maxine Stoops of Springfield, Missouri; special friend, B.J. Jordan of the home in Couch, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Thelma Rowsey.
Richard was an expert drywall craftsman. For many years, he owned and operated R&R Drywall in Springfield, Missouri. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of the Constitution party. He volunteered with Go Green Ozarks and Common Sense Property Rights Coalition.
He was a person of faith with a great appreciation for nature. He loved hunting and fishing and spending time outdoors.
Ricky will be remembered as a wonderful brother, a loving grandson, a loving uncle to his nephews and nieces, and a kind and loyal friend. He will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Greenlawn North.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be given to the American Heart Association or, the American Cancer Society and may be left at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer or, Greenlawn Funeral Home in Springfield.