Richard David Wride passed away from a heart attack on Monday, April 11th in Garfield, Washington. Rick was born on April 27, 1954 to Don and Joan Wride. He is survived by siblings, Nick Wride, Robin Smick and Jane Kolar.
Rick served the Boy Scouts of America as an executive in Washington State, California and Alaska where he played a major role in recruiting and training parent volunteers and scouts. He also raised funds for the organization.
He volunteered at the Washington State Guard, Second Infantry Brigade VSG, Spokane WA. He also was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Alaska State Defense Force, 49th Readiness Brigade DMVA for a number of years prior to moving back to Washington State and was a subject matter expert for the Alaska JISCC communication for the Guard which provides voice, data, video, radio accessibility between local, state and federal agencies.
In Rick’s retirement years he was a bus driver for Garfield-Palouse School District where he loved encouraging young people every day. Rick also managed his own lawn-care business. There was never a job too small or too difficult that Rick would not take on often giving more than he received in return. Rick was active in the Garfield Community Church as an Elder and was on the Board for YOUNG LIFE, a Christian club for youth in Whitman County. Rick was a warm, enthusiastic, hardworking and friendly person and he was a friend to all with whom he met. He will be missed by his extended family and those he served along life’s journey.
Please bring your stories about Rick and join the family in celebration of his life on
Friday, May 6 @ 10:30 A.M. / Potluck to follow
Garfield Christian Fellowship
303 North Third Street
Garfield, WA 99130
Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Washington is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at www.kramercares.com