Richard Earl Linsley, JR.

Richard Earl Linsley, JR., 68, of Sugar Creek Missouri, passed away 26 March, 2018 at his residence.  Memorial services will be held from 3:00-5PM, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Missouri, 64133.  Mr. Linsley was born 22 August 1949, in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

His life was hallmarked by his service to the U.S. Air Force where he retired as a Technical Sergeant. His career started October 1969 as a reprographic technician, and he cross trained to become a cryptologic computer systems maintenance man. His military awards include: USAF Achievement Medal, USAF Outstanding Unit Award (awarded 5 times), and the National Defense Service Medal. His career took him across the United States, Europe, and Asia. He enjoyed his years after retirement from the military visiting with family, fishing with his mother, and taking long road trips to see his friends.

He was proceeded in death by his mother, Barbara E. Linsley, and by his father, Richard E. Linsley, Sr.  He is survived by two brothers, two sisters, three sons, and six grandchildren.


  1. John Brewer on April 6, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    My heartiest condolences to all of Rich’s family at his loss. Rich and I met in Germany in 1970 and have been life long friends. I know you will miss him and so shall I. Rest in Peace good buddy.

  2. Jenny Senier on April 25, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    I had no idea! I hadn’t seen his posts and didn’t know why until now. I am so, so, sorry. To say I am shocked is an understatement. We first met working at Kinkos, but both retired from the Air Force from Barksdale AFB. Rich would always visit me when he made trips back through Louisiana. I cannot believe he is gone. I’m going to miss him.

  3. Amanda Bolton on April 28, 2018 at 5:51 am

    I too had no idea of his passing til I saw I was tagged on FB by another coworker at Kinkos in Shreveport, LA. Rich was a wonderful man to work with. He had a HUGE heart and always wanted to make sure things were done right. He always made sure that customers were happy and kept that commitment of 110% customer satisfaction. He had such a great sense of humor. I loved many of his posts on FB. I truly enjoyed working with him. My heart breaks for his family & friends. My condolences to all those close to him. He will be missed by many friends. I will miss his posts. Rest In Peace Rich.

  4. Renee Ward on August 5, 2018 at 11:35 am

    My heart goes out to the family of Rich. I’m so sorry for your loss. I just found out he’s no longer with us. I missed so many important post’s on FB around that time due to my 6yr old granddaughter being in the hospital having emergency surgery. I’m feeling very sad. Rich was a friend of mine for 9yrs on FB. We met playing a popular game on FB. We used to chat a lot about funny and serious stuff. He was a great guy to talk to. I’m very sad he’s gone. I will never delete our conversations we’ve had on messenger, I will cherish them as memories. I’m in complete shock. I’m so sorry. ??. RIP Rich! ?

  5. Lily Scott on July 2, 2019 at 3:34 am

    My friend here in OZ was wondering what happened to Rich , now I will be sorry to tell her about his passing , my condolences lily

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