Richard “Rick” Herrell of Lake Tapawingo, MO passed away August 11, 2021 at North Kansas City Hospice after a year and a half battle with cancer. Rick was a lifelong resident of Lake Tapawingo where he loved to water ski and fish. He passed down his love of fishing to his nephew and loved his time with all the water sports. Rick was also an avid follower of NASCAR and collected the race care memorabilia. Rick was an 18 year employee of Walmart, Blue Springs, MO and established many long lasting friendships with his fellow workers. Rick spent his final days surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Rick is preceded in death by his grandparents, Sue and Carroll Norfleet. He is survived by his parents, LaRue and Charley McAlpin, his sister, Randi Hobbs, his nephew, Jacob Hobbs, his niece, Carlie Murphy and her husband Sam and their son, Ricks grand nephew, Declan.
In lieu of flowers, Rick asked donations to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, North Kansas City Hospital and/or Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, Research Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
We are saddened by the news of Rick’s passing- we have many memories of the good times we shared in our younger days – Rick was a great friend (son , brother, & uncle)! May his memory be a blessing to his family – we will keep you all in our prayers