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Richard “Rick” Lee Masden Jr, 66 of Independence, MO passed away May, 24th, 2021. Memorial services will be held at 2pm Saturday June 12th, 2021 at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133
Rick was born on October 1st, 1954 in Kansas City, MO to Jeweldean “Julie” (Reid) and Richard Lee Masden Sr. He spent his elementary years in Germany, but returned to finish out his adolescence in DeSoto, KS where he graduated in 1973 from DeSoto High School. After graduating he married his high school sweetheart Sharon Carpenter and then enlisted in the Army where he was stationed in Fort Bragg, NC. After serving 3 years, he and Sharon moved back to KS and had their daughter Miranda. He would go on to become a butcher at Steve’s Meat Market and Bichelmeyer Meat Co for close to 25 years. After he and Sharon divorced, he met and married his second wife Jeanne Long in 1981. With their marriage he adopted her daughter Sarah, and they would later have a third daughter Kat. He and Jeanne would spend 23 years together before divorcing in 2004. During the early 90’s he became a mail handler at the US Postal Service where he would later retire in 2016. During his time at the Post Office he met Bobbi Bowen whom he married in 2011. In his retirement he was able to enjoy all the things he loved like singing and playing his guitar, fishing, and going riding on his motorcycle. He never met a stranger and always tried to help anyone in need including animals. He always managed to find that lucky four leaf clover in the vast field.
He is preceded in death by his father, mother, and step-father Richard “Richie” Spoden.
He is survived by his 3 daughters Miranda Dove, Sarah Hughes, and Kat (David) Pruett. Grandkids Brandon 17, Olivia 15, Sean 14, Kylie 13, Lily 12, Aodhan 11, Teagan 8, & Thomas 7. Siblings Ronnie Masden, Becky (Greg) Dixon, and a nephew Severin Dixon
The Family asks that donations be made to March of Dimes in honor of Rick’s love of babies and his helping heart.
Jennifer Bichelmeyer-Hipsher says
I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a good friend to my Mom & Dad for a very long time. Your video was such a wonderful tribute to his life. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Melissa Cook says
Miranda I am so sorry. Losing your dad is awful and changes you. I have such fond memories of our dads together jammin. My thoughts are with you ladies. I love you.
Natashia Carson says
Sorry for the loss of your father. He was a joy to work with at the Post Office. He will be missed.
Dennis Hallowell says
So sorry. I would imagine he was a great guy because he raised some pretty great kids.
Teresa Adcox says
I met Rick while he attended & shared his musical gifts with Glad Tidings AOG in KC,KS. He had a gentle & caring soul. I learned he took in a homeless person to live with him, even though that person was mentally ill. At the USPS he was thought highly of. He shared his guitar skills with the USPS choir & spent many hours in practice & encouraging others. He will be missed. RIP – Rick.
Crystal Hill Mysliwski says
I’m so sorry for the loss of your father! He raised amazing daughters. Sending healing thoughts your way.