Richard Alan “Rick” Boles, 63 of Orrick, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Liberty Hospital.

Rick was born Aug. 11, 1955, in Leon, Iowa, to Floyd Eugene Boles and Ruth Evelyn (Fenton) Boles.

Rick served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver for ACT Freight Company. He later worked as an air conditioner steam cleaner and in several automobile body shops before he retired in 2009.

He was united in marriage to Paula J. Thomas Aug. 17, 1991. Rick and Paula made their home in Orrick.

Rick loved his old cars and riding his motorcycle. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and his friends.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Paula J. Boles, where they created a life together in Orrick. Four sons, Kevin Clevenger and wife, Stephanie, of Blue Springs; Kendrick Rogers and wife, Amanda, of Excelsior Springs; Brian Boles of Osceola, Iowa and Randy Boles of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Rita Waters and husband, John, of Houston; a brother, Jerry Boles and wife, Cheryl , of New Virginia, Iowa; Two sisters, Rhonda Kirkpatrick of Des Moines and Pam Boles of Indianola, Iowa.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Casey, Stacie, Kallie, Kinley, Kayden, Remington, Brianna, Nick and Aaron.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Cremation will follow the visitation with inurnment at a later date.

Gowing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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