Robert Francis Rickard  February 15 1944  December 4 2020

Robert Francis Rickard February 15 1944 December 4 2020

February 15 1944 December 4 2020
Robert Francis Rickard, 76, of Jefferson City, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 15, 1944 in Mexico, Missouri; the son of the late Chester and Virginia (Edwards) Rickard. He was united in marriage on October 6, 1984 to Rebecca Carlson in Columbia, Missouri. Robert was a 1962 graduate of Mexico High School and attended Southwest Missouri State University. He started his career as a school teacher with the Mexico School District from 1966 to 1969. Robert was employed with the State of Missouri, Division of Social Services from 1969 until his retirement in 2001. He liked camping, trout fishing and reading. Robert enjoyed many sports including golfing and was an avid Mizzou and Kansas City Chiefs football fan. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Rebecca; children: Diane Rickard (Jorge Hernandez) of Kansas City, Kansas, Robert “Bart” Rickard (Jodie) of Mexico and Christopher Rickard (Ronda Watson) of Kimberling City; sister: Rebecca Verstreater of Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren: Catherine Reese, Tiffany Rickard, Gabriel Hernandez, Caleb Rickard, Caden Rickard, Colston Rickard, Logan Finch and Leigha Finch; and great-grandchildren: Isabelle, Liam, Henry, Rowan and Samuel. Robert was preceded in death by his sister: Ruth Ann Henderson and brothers-in-law: Ted Verstreater and James Henderson. Private family services will be held. Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Robert Francis Rickard please visit our Sympathy Store.

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