Services for Richard William Pasley, 54, Lawrence, will be at a later date. Mr. Pasley died October 22, 2014 in Lawrence.
He was born October 31, 1959 in Smyrna, Tennessee.
Rick was a gentle soul, who loved to work with his hands. He built many a bicycle from salvaged parts, and would gladly give one to anybody who needed some wheels. He was also a very good craftsman, and gardener. I don’t think there was a plant, tree, or shrub that he couldn’t identify. He loved spending time with his son, and riding many a mile on his bike. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by a son, Grady Underwood and fiancée Kelsey Richardson, of Lawrence; sister, Ramona Kemberling and husband Dennis, of Eudora; and a niece, Sarah Swan, of Lawrence.
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we have been in shock over the sudden loss of Rick. Please accept our deepest sympathy for Grady whom he loved with all his heart, and for all of Ricks family and friends. Please know you are in our thoughts, and we are hoping you can someday find peace in his memory.
I am sad that such a gentle soul is no longer here to offer all his kindness and wisdom to the world. Being around Rick always reminded me to slow down and be thoughtful in my words and actions. I am thankful for the time I knew him, it was just too short. No words seem sufficent to express my sincere sympathies to all who are greiving this loss.
I would like to express my sincere condolences to Rick’s family. I was very sad to hear of his untimely passing. I worked with Rick for many years at Cottonwood and I have many fond memories of the times and visits that we shared through our work over the years.
In 2007 Rick won the Caring and Commitment award at Cottonwood,Inc. where he worked for many years. This is an award given to staff who exemplify a caring devotion to those we support and the recipient would have made significant contributions to our overall mission of helping people with disabilities shape their futures. The award winner must have great talents and share those talents with others. Rick, at his best, was true to the above ideal and we will remember the good times with him. I am so sorry for his untimely passing and your sad sad hearts.
Not sure how to express the sadness I feel for the untimely loss of this good, good man. He was a wise, free spirit with a quiet strength, a devoted father to Grady,and a friend to all. May all who were close to him find peace in this difficult time.
Wishing your whole family comfort and peace throughout this hard time.
My condolences to the family for your loss.
I worked with Rick for many years at Cottonwood and have many fond memories of talks we had and stories he shared of bike rides he took to various places.
I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing.
My sincere and deepest sympathy to Rick’s family and friends. He will be missed and fondly remembered.
I want to express my sincere condolences to Rick’s family. Rick was a dear good friend that I have known for 30 years. We didn’t see each other often, but when we did, he was great to talk to. I have always enjoyed seeing his smile with those small round glasses. He was a quite, to himself type person with a love of life only he could understand. I am very saddened to hear of his loss. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
We want you to know that we’re thinking about you, sending you love and wishing you peace.
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