David W. Rich, age 62, passed away on Sunday, January 16th, 2022 at the Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. He was born on January 25th, 1959 in La Junta, Colorado, the son of DuWayne Elden Rich and Margaret Ann (Clark) Fitzpatrick. He was a longtime resident of Deerfield, Kansas having moved from Johnson, Kansas in 1969.
On January 3rd, 1981 he married Mary Lou Summers in Goodland, Kansas. Together they had 8 children. Three Sons- Daniel (Grace) Rich of Windsor Colorado, Kevin (Torey) Rich of Downs, Kansas, Billy (Serina) Rich of Holcomb, Kansas, Five Daughters- Rebecca (Mike) Chisholm of Aurora, Colorado, Kristina (Daniel) Walker of Lakin, Kansas, Beverly (Jeremy) Moore of Garden City, Kansas, JoAnn Rich of Jamestown, North Dakota, Angela (Paul) Robinson of Denton, Texas.
His most treasured moments were camping and fishing with his 19 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.
He retired from Berry Tractor after 30 years of service in 2017 and was a diesel mechanic.
He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and served as a Scout Master for more than 20 years.
He is survived by two sisters- Joyce Rich of Downs, Kansas, and Betty Jo Hampton of Downs, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two Brothers- William Rich and Jimmy Rich.
A Graveside memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the Deerfield Cemetery, in Deerfield, Kansas with Rita Stockton presiding.
There will be no calling times.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be written to Boy Scout Troop #35 of Lakin, Kansas in the care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, Kansas, 67846.
Inurnment will be in Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield, Kansas.