Ricky Leroy Vester

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of Mountain View, AR

November 5, 1950 - February 14, 2020

Ricky Leroy "Grampy" Vester, 69, of Mountain View, Arkansas passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at his home. Ricky was born on November 5, 1950 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to the late Walter Leroy and Alice Vester. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was a Vietnam Veteran. Ricky enjoyed woodworking and was a carpenter for most of his life. He will be greatly missed by all of his loving family and friends.

Ricky is survived by his wife, Debra Hayward Vester of the home; his children, Deirdra "Dee" Wells and husband Justin of Cabot, Arkansas, April McDaniel and husband Philip of Conway, Arkansas, Lucas Gallant and wife Rosa of Farmington, New Hampshire, Michael Vester, Teresa Vester, and Jessica Vester; grandchildren, Kennedy and Swayzie McDaniel, McCartney Vester, Nolan Wells, Lucas Jr. and Louie Gallant and a host of extended family and friends.

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Leroy and Alice Vester; three brothers; one sister, and two grandchildren.

Per Ricky's wishes his body will be donated to the Anatomical Gift Program at UAMS for research. There will be no visitation or funeral.

Roller Coffman Funeral Home in Mountain View, Arkansas is in charge of the arrangements.

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5 Condolence(s)
Sara Shinaver-Comeau
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Why don't no one ever tell me these things, Rick was like a extra loving dad to me growing up. I'm so sorry for your loss and I'll honestly miss him. I'll keep y'all in my prayers always.
Love you.

Bill Vester
Godfrey, IL
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

so sorry that I missed this. I remember hanging out at the farm. Jamie and I would always get into trouble and Rick would have to bail us out. Things per teens could get into. Rest in peace cuz

Linda M Anderson
Monday, April 13, 2020

RIcky was a strong swimmer who saved lives as a lifeguard, and he loved the outdoors. His children were free to grow and succeed in many areas, such as Michael Vester, who enjoyed success on the China tour as a professional ballet dancer, and Jessica continuing to pursue her R.N.credentials while working full time as a C.N. A., and Theresa, who accomplished her B.A. from Simpson University while raising her family of six sons., including four of Ricky's six grandsons residing in California (Jacob, Micah and Noah Carey and Elijah Williams) along with his two California granddaughters, Elizabeth and Melissa Johnson., and their brothers, Ted and Gabriel Johnson. WE all love him from a distance, Condolences.

Michael Poland
Mountain View, AR
Monday, February 17, 2020

Praying for your family! Love you Dee I’m so sorry for your loss I am praying for you.

Mary Jane Gillihan
Mountain view, AR
Monday, February 17, 2020

I'm so sorry for the loss he was a great man and will be missed by everyone who knew him I will be praying for the family and friends