Richard T. "Rick" Byrkett (1962 - 2014)

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Richard T. "Rick" Byrkett, 52, of Seymour, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, surrounded by family.
Born Jan. 21, 1962, in Lebanon, he was the son of LaDonne (Campbell) Woodrum and James Byrkett. He married his high school sweetheart, Dana Wethington, on March 12, 1983, and they cherished the 31 years they shared together.
Rick was a graduate of Lebanon High School. He worked various positions at Cummins Inc. in Columbus and Seymour for 15 years, lastly as global parts return operations manager.
Rick valued higher education and was grateful that he was able to pursue and obtain his bachelor's of science degree, earning distinction cum laude, in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2009.
He also enjoyed travel, golf, fishing, cards, racing, the outdoors and simple times socializing with family and friends. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges.
Besides his wife, Dana, and his parents, he is also survived by a daughter and son, Brooke and Eric Byrkett of Seymour; three grandchildren, Briley Barker, Chase Vogel and Jaylee Burkhart; a sister, Rene Sharkey; and two brothers, Randy Byrkett and Ryon Woodrum.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Voss Chapel, Seymour, with the Rev. Lewis Wright officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery, Seymour.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Phi Beta Psi Cancer Research.
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Funeral Home
Voss & Sons Funeral Service
316 N Chestnut Street Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 522-5558
Funeral Home Details
Published in Tribune from Apr. 18 to Apr. 26, 2014