Richard Lynn Lackey

Richard (Rick) Lynn Lackey, 44, died at home June 2, 2015.  He was employed by Collis Craneworks.  Rick was born to L. Lynn Lackey and Barbara Gumm on September 17, 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri.  He is survived by his fiance, Erin Gadd and his son, Gavin.  Also Erin’s children, Aspen, TJ, Damon and Valerie, his sisters, Linda, Mary Ellen, Connie, and Robin, his brothers, Brian and Darrin plus many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Visitation will be held at 3:00pm with service to follow at 4:00pm at Heartland Cremation& Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri on June 5, 2015. The family requests donations to be made to his children in lieu of flowers. He will forever be in our hearts. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)

Visits: 6


  1. Crystal Moravec on June 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I wasn’t very close to my uncle rick but what I know of him he was very loving&kind&will be dearly missed R.I.P. rick reast easy,love Crystal Ricks niece!!!:(

  2. Angela Clark on June 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Darrin, the kids, and I will miss him dearly. The kids loved their “uncle punk”. Gone but not forgotten.

  3. Don Thomas on June 3, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    My fondest memory of Rick is the way that EVERY time he came around, my 3-year old daughter, Lylliah would literally shriek… “Uncle Ricky!!! Oh Uncle Ricky!!! You came to see me!!!” And on and on and on. At the same time, she would be clawing, kicking, punching me in the face… Whatever was necessary to get away from me and get to him. Then, for the rest of his visit, she would have to be reminded several times that “Daddy” even existed.
    R.I.P. Uncle Ricky, knowing that you will, for eternity, be loved and sorely missed.

  4. Dawnell on June 3, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    My heart goes out to you and your family! You are in our prayers!

  5. Tj Preston on June 3, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    I hadn’t seen him in years but when he did come back into my life did he come with a whirl wind. I didn’t think I would ever get that close to him but he became another dad for me. I loved going somewhere with him and just listening to him name every song and sing them all the way through. These fond memories will never be lost. I love you Rick and I miss you with all my heart.

  6. Blake & Rachael Tenkhoff on June 4, 2015 at 9:37 am

    My husband & I work for an industrial distribution company that Collis Craneworks purchases from. Both my husband & I spoke with Rick on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. He was always in a good mood & so kind! He was one of our favorite customers to speak with, always so easy-going & quick to chuckle & make us smile! Our thoughts & prayers are with him as well as with his family. He will be missed!

  7. Delilah Gadd on June 4, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I only ever met Rick once, when my Aunt Erin brought him over for a family Christmas sort of thing. He was the sweetest guy I ever met. I remember I went in for a handshake, and he looked at me and said, “What the heck is that?” And spread his arms open wide. I knew I liked him from that moment on. (I’ve always been one for good hugs!) From then on, he sat at the table while Aunt Erin, Damon, TJ, and my brother and me cluelessly played Dungeons and Dragons. He teased Aunt Erin about being a dwarf and they were so happy together. My memories of Rick are fond ones and I am absolutely heartbroken that we aren’t able to get closer. May he rest in peace.

  8. Ariana on June 4, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    You will always be in my heart. You used to say when you came through the door where’s my little punk. I miss you so much. I love you your little punk

  9. Debbie Wall on June 5, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    We may not have been close as step children seldom are, but I will never forget your smiles. You were always in my heart and in my mind and will never be forgotten.

  10. Pat Veltman on June 5, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Never met Rick, but talked to him several times a week at work. I enjoyed talking to him, always a pleasant guy. I will miss him, prayers to his family.
    Pat Veltman

  11. Gypsy on January 4, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Rick’s family grew up next to mine, I believe when they moved he was still quite young, I remember little Rick sucking his thumb and playing with his sister Robin’s hair, such a sweet and cute little kid

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