Everell “Rick” Richard Carlson Jr., 64, died peacefully December 24, 2018 at home surrounded by his family.
Rick was born August 1, 1954 in Clay Center, KS to Everell Sr. and Donna (Pettet). He was united in marriage to Janet Fiske on June 9, 1984. With this marriage came two children and a lifetime of memories.
During his time here on Earth, Rick touched many lives. After high school, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Schenectady for three years. He was a Scout Master with Boy Scout Troop 7 for seven years and held other positions for many additional years. He dedicated as much time as possible to the boys and helped guide about a dozen to the rank of Eagle Scout, including his own son. He was an avid hunter and fisherman spending many hours in fields, up trees, and on the water. Oil and acrylic painting were among his hobbies. When his schedule would allow, you could find him helping his friend in the fields during many harvests too. Work kept him very busy for the last 32 years as a Master Group Linesman and most recently, a Process Engineer, with Philips Lighting in Salina until his retirement this fall.
Rick is survived by his mother, Donna, wife Janet, and daughter Saralyn all of Salina, as well as son Kyle (Courtney) of Bentley, KS. Grandchildren Malina and Jakub will miss him immensely as well.
He was preceded in death by his father and a baby sister, Christine Marie.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, December 27 at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, with family present 5-7 p.m.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2018 at Belmont Boulevard Christian Church, Salina, with Rev. Tara Thompson as officiant. VFW Post #1432 will do military rites after the service. Burial will take place in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer Association in honor of his mother and the Tammy Walker Cancer Center in his memory. Cancer may have won another battle, but it won’t win the war.