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Service Details

Visitation:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
5:00 - 7:00pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

Service:

Thursday, July 20, 2017
10:00 am
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

Disposition:

Burial
Mt. Hope Cemetery
Madrid, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Richard "Rick" Dean McVey

Richard “Rick” McVey, 57, passed away July 14, 2017, at his home in Woodward, Iowa. He was born November 13, 1959, in Davenport, Iowa, to Tom and Mary Ann McVey.

Rick graduated from Madrid High School in 1978. That same year he married Malinda Benton and they were blessed with two daughters, Amanda and Becky. Rick and Malinda were later divorced. He then married Pam Ayres on July 16, 1993, and to this union was born Tom and Susan.

Rick worked for Progressive Foundry for 15 years prior to working as a plant manager for Central Iowa Ready Mix for 23 years.

Rick was a loving man and father to all. He will be remembered as a big kid at heart that gave the best hugs. You could always count on him to have candy or a sucker in his pocket to share, and at the end of the day, he was known to have an occasional beer.

Rick was always willing to give of his time and offer help to anyone in need, but was also known to tease and give people a hard time. He was a sports fan who loved the Iowa Hawkeyes, Kansas City Chiefs, and Chicago Cubs. Rick enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes, and was a collector of many things, however, nothing could compare to the enjoyment he got from spending time with his family and friends.

Rick is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Pam; children, Amanda (Samuel) Dunbar, Becky (Justin Jessen) McVey, and Tom (Miranda Lovell) McVey; adopted daughter, Lainey Hills; grandchildren, Dallas, Kate, J.D., Kirafaye, Kaleb, Sam, Ben, Hunter, Charlie, Vin, Lennon, Lily, and Lydia; great-grandchild, Holdyn; grandpuppies, Raider and Mack; siblings, Cindy (Dale) Williams, Bill (Melinda) Long, Nancy (Bill) Houseman, Tim (Jackie) McVey, and Kelly (Sonny) Groves; mother-in-law, Clara (Bob) McVey; sister-in-law, Deb (Bill Sickels) Ayres; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Susan; maternal and paternal grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines. The family will receive visitors Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Rick.

Condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com