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Rick Lee McCormickPassing: April 12, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Sunday,Apr.15,2012, 6:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Sunday,Apr.15,2012, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Mitchell Cemetery

BEDFORD Rick Lee McCormick, 50, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012, at his residence.

Born January 3, 1962, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Willard “Mickey” and Margaret A. (Smith) McCormick. He married Tamara Gardner April 1, 2006. He was formerly married to Sheila McCormick of Fayetteville.

He was a U. S. Army veteran, assigned the Bridge Mission in Africa, served in Germany, and was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Rick was a past president and assistant regional director of ABATE and a very passionate motorcycle rider. He also followed his father’s footsteps and was owner and driver of stock race cars, and was a truck driver for over 30 years.

Surviving: wife,
Tamara McCormick, Bedford
Michael McCormick, Fayetteville
Camden Spinks, Bedford
Scott (Linda) McCormick, Seymour
Jeff (Debra) McCormick, Edinburgh
Melissa (Don) Meyer, Sellersburg
Amy Gorbett, Seymour
C.W.(Jacquelyn)McCormick, West Virginina
Mike (Kimbra) McCormick, Kansas
Randy (Jaquelyn) McCormick, Kansas
Patti (Alvin) Aska, Los Angeles, California
Bud (Linda) Smith, Bedford
Marlene (Phillip) Tincher, Mitchell

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Frank Ira and Bud Smith officiating. Cremation was chosen and burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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29 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Becky Lee-Johnson | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 26, 2012
    Rick, you were a true Life-Long friend! I will miss you dearly but remember you always!!! Love Becky & Kenny
  2. Guest: Amy Gorbett | Seymour, IN
    Date: April 21, 2012
    Rick,I'm glad you are in heaven with our parents and now out of all that pain!I promised you to be with you all the way and I was there.I miss you dearly.We will be together one day.You will always be in my heart! I love you and miss you!Your little sister,Amy
  3. Guest: Tamara McCormick | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 18, 2012
    Rick was my soul mate and we loved each other deeply. He is now with both his parents and my parents probably comparing racing stories and garage stories. He was a very compassionate man. He was right by my side when my mom was sick and at her funeral. He loved babies and puppies (although he would never admit he loved babies) He truly enjoyed being Santa Claus at Toys for Tots Abate Christmas party. We had to go through the line to see all the kids. He made sure there were a lot of bikes to give away and all the bolts were tight and tires were aired up and safe. He was an angel and blessing in my life. I loved him dearly.
  4. Guest: Carrie Bechner Kirk | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 16, 2012
    So sorry for the loss of Rick McCormick. He was a great guy and will be sadly missed by everyone.
  5. Guest: Sheila McCormick | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 16, 2012
    Rick truly was a great man and we will miss him dearly! He was always willing to help anyone who needed it. Michael and I will miss him. God speed Rick and please watch over us all!
  6. Guest: Charlie and Linda Breeding | Franklin, IN
    Date: April 15, 2012
    Rick will defineitly be missed by his family and friends. We didn't know him well but what we did know was that he was friendly and polite every time we met him and that he was very courageous. Our sincere condolences.
    Date: April 15, 2012
  8. Guest: Shawn&Amy Haley | bedford, IN
    Date: April 15, 2012
    Rest in Peace. You will be missed much!!
  9. Guest: Shannon Patton | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 15, 2012
    You will be dearly miss! You done a lot for my family. You will always be in my thoughts.
  10. Guest: ginger roach | bedford, IN
    Date: April 15, 2012
    Rick's family is in my prayers god bless
  11. Guest: teresa hawk | orleans, IN
    Date: April 15, 2012
    so sorry for your loss.
  12. Guest: Duane Burton | Orleans, IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    Driveshaft: he was quite a guy always a friend and willing to lend a helping hand. It was a shock to hear of his passing.Rick will be missed bless the family my condolences.
  13. Guest: Jim & Kathy Gulley | williams, IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    So sorry to hear of Ricks passing ,we will miss him ,and riding with him
  14. Guest: Lori & Roger Hall | Springville, IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    Our prayers go out to all Ricks family and friends. He will be missed.
  15. Guest: Joey and Kim Hicks | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    Hearing of the loss of Rick was such a shock to us. What a wondeful man who always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell. Our prayers are with the family at this time of loss.
  16. Guest: Heather Richards | New Albany, IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    Melissa, I am so very sorry for your loss. May you be comforted in knowing he is in a better place and you always have a guardian angel over you. May the many memories you have together help ease you pain. If you need anyting let me know.
  17. Guest: Travis Kern | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    Although I know words offer small comfort in your hour of sorrow, I do wish to express my sincere sympathy to your on the loss of Rick.
  18. Guest: Tonya G. Stroud | Bloomington, IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    I grew up around Rick and his sister, Melissa. I was so saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He is in such a better place and is in pain no longer. Hugs, Tonya Holt Stroud
  19. Guest: Joe Russell | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    Sorry to hear about Rick! We will miss him. (This is melissa's friend) Regretting I am unable to attend at this time due to health reasons.
  20. Guest: Melissa McCormick Meyer | Sellersburg, IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    My brother was a one of a kind guy. Always quick to tell a joke, lend a hand, be a friend, life of the party and a terrific brother. He battled cancer courageously this past year and never once complained, just said "it is as it is". We all were lucky to have him and he will be sorely missed. His suffering has ended and he's with mom and dad now. Heaven doesn't realize what it's in for. An angel with a sense of humor. Little brother, sure gonna miss you. Hope you realize now as you look down how loved you really are. We should all be so lucky. Until we are together again, keep an eye on us and keep us safe down here.
  21. Guest: Helen (Bell) Sharpe | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    I"M sorry for your loss. hope god holds you in his hands at your time of greif my prayers and thoughts are with you all... Helen.
  22. Guest: Rebecca Gaddis | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    I am so sorry to hear about Rick. I went to school with him. Prayers to all the family.
  23. Guest: Tony, Cathy & Katie Sego | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    Rick is the kind of guy that if he didn't have you laughin within a few minutes he wouldn't give up until you were! Always loved to hear his motorcycle pull up front at mom and dads, he was just a great guy to be around. A personality like no other! Sure gonna miss you cuz! We love you so much, as we do all your brothers and sisters.
  24. Guest: Todd Mannix | IN
    Date: April 14, 2012
    God speed, and bless your family.
  25. Guest: Randy McCormick | Topeka, KS
    Date: April 13, 2012
    Rick will be greatly missed and forverver in our prayers. Jacque never got to me him, but I've told her of his love for family,freinds, racing and his Counrty. I deeply regret that I will not be there in person. But I will be there in spirit.
  26. Guest: Jim & Heather Figg | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 13, 2012
    Our hearts are broken over the loss of such a great man, he was definitely one of a kind! While our sadness overwhelms us as we mourn the loss of such a good man, we thank God for the times we had with him and we trust that he's now watching over us all. God Speed Rick! We will never forget you
  27. Guest: Jeff & Debra McCormick | Edinburgh, IN
    Date: April 13, 2012
    Heaven is smiling, we are crying, how missed you will be. Will always cherish the time we had with you our brother.
  28. Guest: Erin Riddle | Lawrenceville, IL
    Date: April 13, 2012
    I love you uncle rick, You can rest in peace now that the pain is gone. Tell grandma and grandpa hi for me. I miss you all so much. I am sorry I didn't get to say goodbye but goodbye isn't forever. I will meet you again someday. Please watch over all of us. I love you so much. See you again someday.
  29. Guest: patricia aska | lakewood, CA
    Date: April 13, 2012
    My heart was saddened Thursday when I received a call from CW telling me Rick passed. I will always have my memories of him when he was stationed at Fort Riley, Ks. and other times over the years. My throughts and prayers are with the rest of my brothers and sisters. I'm sorry I can't make the trip to be with all of you at this sad time, but I will be there with you on Sunday in spirit. Rick will be joining dad and be pain free and will be another angel watching over all of us. Rest in peace my brother. Until we meet again. God bless. Patty