Richard "Rick"'s Story

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Richard Rick Hayes Pence, 58, of Wallingford, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at his home after a long battle with cancer, with his family by his side.

He was born on December 4, 1958 in Morehead, Kentucky, a son of Phyllis Ann Messer Pence and the late Ollie Hayes Pence.

Rick enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, trading, working on old cars and trucks and helping others.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Everett Pence and David Allan Pence.

Survivors include his long time companion of 17 years, Regina Gina Ann Lawson, one daughter, Michelle Rose Gardner (Andrew) of Wallingford, one son, Roger Dale Pence of Hillsboro, grandson, Elijah Paul Rick Gardner, his mother, Phyllis Ann Messer Pence of Irvine, one sister, Lisa Ann Boswell of Irvine and one brother, Mark Dwayne Pence of Morehead.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead with Pastor Fred Neeley, Rev. Jason Bishop and Rev. Paul Cline officiating.

Burial was in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Visitation was after 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Roger Dale Pence, Andrew Gardner, Gary Jones, Chuck Hurst and Ronnie Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were Mark Pence and Elijah Paul Gardner.

To view the online memorial and sign the guest book, please visit www.mrgrayfh.com.
Published on July 27, 2017
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