Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Richard Wayne "Rick" Kee 1962-2005

Richard Wayne "Rick" Kee, one of eight children born to the union of the late James Monroe and Lucille M. (Hulda) Kee, was born Wednesday, November 14, 1962 in Crawford Long, Georgia where he grew up and graduated from high school. As a young boy, Rick professed his faith and was baptized.

On March 28, 1986, Rick was united in marriage to Judy Fields. They were blessed with two children, Sandra and Ricky.

In 1998, Rick moved to the Dixon, Missouri area and met Theresa Dembey. They shared over seven years together and he became a father to Theresa's son, Michael.

While living in Georgia, Rick continued his education and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics and became an ASE Certified Mechanic. He was employed by Lockheed in Georgia for over ten years and then was employed by Promotive for about four years. After moving to Dixon, Missouri, he became employed with Firestone on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for a short time before opening his own business, Rick's TV Shop. In his spare time, Rick enjoyed planes, working on cars, building different projects and listening to country and oldies music. He enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was fishing or just sitting on his front porch at night looking at the stars. He treasured the times that he could spend with his family and friends, but especially bowling with the kids. He was a Boy Scout leader and a member of ASE.

Rick passed away at the morning of Friday, November 11, 2005 at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, MO at the age of 42 years, 11 months and 28 days.

Rick will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his companion: Theresa Dembey of the home; three children: Sandra Kee and Richard J. Kee of Carrollton, GA and Michael Dembey of the home; ex-wife and best friend: Judy Kee of Carrollton, GA; three brothers: Bill Kee of the state of Pennsylvania, Kenny and Dan Kee of the state of Georgia; three sisters: Diane Watson, Pat Bice and Mary Tempton, all of the state of Georgia; several other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by one brother: Bob Kee.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 16, 2005 in the Memorial Chapel of Waynesville with Rev. Richard Breeden officiating. The song "Amazing Grace" was played. Serving as escorts were Dan Kee, Bobby Kee, Brian Kee, Cory Kee, Bill Kee and Kenny Kee.

Burial followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery of Waynesville. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville.

Memorial contributions are suggested in memory of Richard Kee and may be left at Memorial Chapel of Waynesville.

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