Richard Charles Jeffries – 76 of Nixa, Missouri passed away peacefully, May 23, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.
Richard (Rick) was born October 17, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri at Menorah Hospital to Robert J. and Mariana M. (Doherty) Jeffries. He attended Park Hill High School. He played football, was in band and was Senior Class Vice-President. Rick went to Missouri University on a football scholarship. He graduated in 1967 with a BA degree in Marketing. After graduation, went to work for Ford Motor Company as a supervisor on the assembly line. On July 27, 1968, he married Linda Powers. In August, 1969, he went to work in sales for General Mills, Inc. They moved to several cities including Dodge City, Ks; Raytown, Mo; Salina, Ks; Hutchinson, Ks and lastly Nixa, Mo where he was in Sales Management. He retired in Nixa in 2006 after 37 years with General Mills. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and was a Scout Master for Troop 306 in Hutchinson, Ks. He and Linda had 4 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. He loved music and had a extensive record collection. He is proceeded in death by his parents.
He leaves behind his wife, Linda, his 4 children – Laura Jeffries and companion Roy Woolstrum, Rick Jeffries and wife Cindy, Donna Jeffries and future husband Jeremy Marshman, Julie Jeffries and his grandchildren; Crystal Lannan, Paige Rushing, Riley Jeffries, Joshua Rasor and heavenly grandson Patrick Conner. Also, 2 great granddaughters Vayda Rushing and Jemma Vargas. He also leaves his brothers; Jim Jeffries and wife Amy (deceased), Bob Jeffries and wife, Jeanie and 2 nieces Nicole Jeffries and husband Andy Pesek and niece, Kelly Jeffries. Brother-in-law, Chuck Luby and wife Pam(deceased), nieces Trisha and Jill and nephew, Matt. Also, his step-sister-in-law, Diane Hayes and husband Steve, nieces Trena and Megan. Family was the most important thing to Rick.
To honor Rick's final wishes, he will be cremated. No formal services at this time.
In leiu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association.
“You were my light, my heart, my gift of love, from the very highest source.
So every day, I vow to make a difference, share a smile, live, laugh and love.
Now I live for us both, so all I do,
I do to honour you.” Connie F. Kiefer Byrd