Richard L. “Rick” Perryman, 69, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Perryman was born March 10, 1950, in Springfield, the son of John Richard “Buck” Perryman and
Marjorie (Combs) Perryman. He was united in marriage to Heather (Wentz) Perryman on April 5, 1991. They were privileged to share
over 28 years together. Perryman was the part-owner
and operator of the family business, Barnes Town and Country, for 44 years; folks will remember him as the voice of the “Good Ole Boys” for their radio and TV ads. He was proud to be the 1968-69 FFA state sentinel from Ash Grove, enjoyed traveling, and loved the St. Louis Cardinals! He was an avid bird hunter; he looked forward to yearly pheasant hunts in Kansas with his high school buddies. He enjoyed singing in choir, and was part of Messiah Project, as well as Second Baptist and Asbury United Methodist choirs. Above all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren who called him Boppoo.
Perryman is survived by his wife, Heather, of the home; children, Eric Perryman and wife Sarah of Sparta, Christy Rains and husband Brent of Rolesville, NC, Kathleen Frix of Ashburn, Va.; stepchildren, Selyna Tosch and husband Jason of Springfield, Bryant Cole of Cassville; mother, Marge Perryman of Ash Grove; brother, Ron Perryman and wife Jackie, of Springfield; sister-in-law, Becky Perryman; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; an uncle, several cousins, nieces and nephews, and many more friends who were also family to him.
Perryman was preceded in death by his father, John Richard “Buck” Perryman; brother, John R. “Randy” Perryman; and infant granddaughter, Emma Perryman.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Asbury United Methodist Church, Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Center Baptist Church near Ash Grove, with burial to follow at Ash Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Asbury United Methodist Church or Center Baptist Church.


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