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Richard "Rick" Lynn Heard

December 17, 1961 — October 17, 2021

Richard (Rick) Lynn Heard was born to Larry and Ann Heard on December 17, 1961 in Abilene, Texas. The Lord called Rick to his eternal home on October 17, 2021 at his home in Weatherford, Texas. He lived a full and happy life for 59 years. Rick and his wife, Karen Dickson Heard, spent 11 wonderful years together. He was loved so much by each member of his family and returned that love to them multiplied many times over. Rick graduated from Idalou High School in 1980 and Angelo State University in 1989. He worked for Citi Group for 28 years. Through Citi Group, he managed offices in several Texas cities. He often traveled overseas for Citi Group making many friends among his co-workers, in the US and in India. He loved the Lord, becoming a believer in Jesus at age 12, and joined the First Baptist Church in Idalou. He continued steadfast in his faith for the rest of his years. Rick enjoyed running marathons, playing the bass guitar, scuba diving and cooking. He has become well-known to many for his Facebook “Dad Joke Fridays” posts. Rick made lifelong friends in Idalou High; Angelo State University; his Citi Group co-workers; members of the various Team in Training groups which he coached (and where he met his wife Karen); along with the monthly Chop Challenge cooking crew. Rick was greeted in heaven by his nephew Jack Steele and his niece Trinity Heard, his mother-in-law, and grandparents. He is survived by: wife, Karen of Weatherford; daughter, Jessica of Midland; son, Scott and wife, Hannah, living in Denton, where Scott will graduate from North Texas State University in December; son, Bryce, Stephenville, Texas, attending Tarleton State University; parents, Larry and Ann Heard, Amarillo, Texas; brother, James Heard and wife, Mindy, League City, Texas; sister, Amy Heard Steele and husband, Chris, Olympia, Washington; nieces, Liv and Nora Steele, Kenzi Heard and nephew, Sage Heard; his father-in-law, Don Dickson and wife, Madeliene; and extended members of both his and Karen’s families. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the “Team In Training, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Light The Night” event. https://pages.lls.org/ltn/ntx/FTWorth21/RickHeardsHerd Memorial services will be on Tuesday, October 26, 1:00 PM, HighRidge Church Fort Worth, 10100 Rolling Hills Drive, Fort Worth, Texas. The service will be live-streamed on Rick Heard’s Facebook page starting an hour prior to the service.
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