|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1945|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 2002|
Loving son, brother, father, and grandfather, who left this world before his time. He was never quite the same after Debbie passed away. I don't think any of us realized how much he grieved for her. For the first year after she passed away, he kept pretty much to himself despite what any of us did. He did move a family friend in with him but even she couldn't get passed his grief. He found out he had bladder cancer, had the chemo, and the cancer was gone, but he just gave up.
Dad knew how to fix everything. He also had every tool to fix it. If he couldn't find a tool he knew would make it easier to fix, he made one. He was always right. Even when he was wrong, he was right, and he convinced you of that. :)
One of the best memories I have as a kid was when I was watching Wizard of Oz for the first time. Mom and I were making cookies and had moved the TV into the kitchen so we could see it. When the commercial came on, there was Dad! The place he worked had gone on strike and the reporters were interviewing him! I remember thinking I was "all that" because my Dad had been on tv! I also remember a lot of camping trips. Dad also taught my sister and I how to shoot a bow and arrows. We had a very old garage that was detached from the house and he used to put really thick styro-foam covered in balloons on the back wall, and let us try and hit them. Sometimes Dad would set up a target in the front yard and let us try to hit it. When we missed, the arrows would disappear, Dad said they went into the ground. One of these days they are going to dig up the front yard and wonder when Indians got plastic arrows. He used to "try out" any new bicycles by sitting backwards on the handlebars and pedaling. It was interesting to see. Dad was so proud of his Grandkids. Any reason to visit the neighbors with a Grandkid in tow, was enough to show them off.
Dad was born October 11, 1945 in Kansas City, MO. He was a sheet metal worker at Allis-Chalmers for 35 years until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Raytown and he loved hunting, fishing and camping. He was preceded in death by his wife Debbie and father Richard Sr.. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy; two daughters; sister and brother-in-law; five grandchildren, and many loving relatives and friends.
**Dorothy (his mom) passed away November 5, 2005.
Thank you Jerry for sponsoring Dads memorial!
Richard "Dick" Lowell Scovill (1929 - 1988)
Dorothy May Lawton Scovill (1928 - 2005)
Deborah Sue James Scovill (1950 - 1997)
Created by: Sherry
Record added: Jul 25, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7709375
Love Always, Renee
Added: May. 9, 2016
Rest in Peace, Rick.|
Added: May. 8, 2016
Oh Lordy how I need you here. Not for any specific reason, but just because I love you and I miss you. You, Debbie, and Grandma, have been in my dreams and it's so nice. I wish I could control my dream so I could spend time talking to you and give each of...(Read more)|
Added: Apr. 9, 2016
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