Everett ‘Butch’ Inks

Everett “Butch” Inks, 66, of Orrick, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at

Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Richmond, surrounded by his family.

Butch, as he was best known as, was born July 21, 1951, in Bethany, to Donnie LeRoy Inks and Bertha Elaine (Nickerson) Inks. Butch was raised in Bethany, and attended schools there until he moved to Orrick 51 years ago. He worked for many years at Missouri Portland Cement Company in Sugar Creek. He then worked as a laborer for the Luman Offutt farms in Orrick for a number of years. His last job was as a carpenter building houses for Gary Werle Construction Co. of Orrick.

Butch liked working on cars. He and his wife loved to go to stock car races. He liked camping and especially liked family gatherings.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Ruth Ann Inks, Nov. 30, 2011.

Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-laws, Kelly Inks, and his wife, Kelly, of Orrick, and Billy Inks, and his wife, Rachael, of Richmond; three sisters, Helen Smith and her husband, Jerry, of Fleming, Evelyn Johnston, and her husband, Ronnie of Hatfield, and Julie Schrodt, of Bedford, Iowa; four grandchildren, Collin Inks and Mara Inks, both of Orrick, Brendyn Inks, of Richmond and Carly Hudson, of Independence.

The family greeted friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Gowing Funeral Home, Orrick. Funeral services were 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home, with pastor Beth Waters Warren officiating. Burial followed in Richmond Memory Gardens, Richmond.

Memorials are suggested to Shirkey Hospice and Pallative Care, 804 Wollard Blvd., Richmond, MO.

Arrangements entrusted to Gowing Funeral Home, Orrick.

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