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Richard “RC” Coram of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Tuesday morning June 23, 2015 at the age of 67. RC was born November 18, 1947 in Kirksville, MO to Guy and Betty Coram. RC graduated from Linn County R-1 in 1965. RC was drafted into the United States Army in 1966. He served from 1966-1972 and was deployed to Vietnam from 1967-68 where he received the nickname “Dime”.
After coming home RC met the love of his life, Bev, and married May 16th. They were married 42 years.
RC worked as a warehouse manager for Dolgin’s, then worked for True Value for 17 years until he retired in 2011. After retiring RC and Bev bought a trike and enjoyed traveling together. He continued to enjoy it after she passed in 2012. RC was a Life Member of the VFW and MOC, he held many offices over the years. He was also active in the Combat Vets Association and was a proud member of the Patriot Guard. He enjoyed being a member of the Heartland HOG Chapter and was a regular fixture at Gail’s Harley Davidson and his favorite ride patch he earned was the “Ice Cream Patch” RC collected many things; coins, license plates, poker chips and baseball cards. Along with riding the trike he enjoyed watching NASCAR, the Chiefs and the Royals. RC loved being “papa”. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by many.
RC is survived by his daughter Cheri Miller and her husband Frank. Granddaughter Amanda Jackson and her husband Heath. Grandson Chester “Chet” Nicholson, 2 great-grandsons Hayden and Josiah Jackson, great-granddaughter Hayleigh Jackson, brother Jerry Coram, sister Bonna Nelson and many nieces and nephews and family and friends.
RC is preceded in death by his wife Beverly, his parents Guy and Betty Coram and brother Charles Coram.
A visitation will be held 6 PM, Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Heartland, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo 64133, followed by a memorial service at 7 PM.
Camilla (Voorhees)Hogan says
RC was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. During my childhood RC, Bev and Cheri were always there-I have so many memories and they definitely make me smile. I send my condolences and love to everyone during this difficult time. Just a thought that makes me smile, RC and my dad, David taking me to Royals games-now that was a sight:)
Judy Edwards says
My condolences to the Coram family, he will be missed.
Kim and Mike Kimbrough says
RC showed how much he loved his family. His smiled twinkled when he was around his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all including us on facebook that so enjoyed the pics that was posted of him. He Passed on his Trike which I know how much he enjoyed. Praying for all of you and give Josiah a extra kiss from is PaPa and Good Buddy
Misty Evans says
Rc (big nose) was a 2nd grandpa to me for as long as I can remember. He was a great man I never heard him say a mean thing or get mad. He is loved by me and my kids and will be missed!
Linda Mura says
Cheri, I’m so sorry for your loss. Bernie is my brother and I know he loved Bev and RC a lot. I have heard many stories about the three of them. I will be praying for you and your family. Linda
Harley Mick Hawkins says
Just now heard about Kims Passing, so sorry to hear that. I was a class mate and friend of Richards. RIP
Jean Palmer Montgomery says
So sorry to hear about Kimber’s passing. I was a classmate of his and we are getting ready to have our 50th class reunion. Our “Class of ’65” would
like to give a memorial in his memory. Who would we send this to? Sending our sympathy to the family.