Richard Garvin

Obituary of Richard Garvin

Richard William Garvin, 81 years, of Rayville, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 He was born on Saturday, June 3, 1939 in Excelsior Springs, the son of the late Virgil and the late Maurine (née Popejoy) Garvin. He served in the US Marine Corps and upon returning to civilian life, he became a Union Laborer in Los Angeles California. His first wife passed away in 1993, and Richard retired from the Laborers Union. He was an active member of the union for 25 years, and a retired union member for an additional 25 years, of which he was very proud. He married Cynthia Smith-Yount, on March 28, 1996, in Van Nuys, California. They moved back to the Rayville area in January 1998. He loved fishing and was a firearms enthusiast. He was a great father and loved his children. He was very proud of their accomplishments, always attending their band concerts, dance recitals, and ballgames. He loved his dogs, especially Nick and Bo. Survivors Include: • Cynthia Garvin, wife, of Rayville • Adam Yount, son, of Gladstone • Maureen Prewitt and Austin Prewitt, daughter, of Richmond • Emily Garvin, daughter, of Rayville • Virgil Garvin, Jr and Barbara Garvin, brother of Excelsior Springs • Roy Garvin and Shirley Garvin, brother, of Salem
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