Lebanon Reporter


April 19, 2014

Richard T. "Rick" Byrkett

Richard T. “Rick” Byrkett, 52, of Seymour, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, surrounded by family.

Born Jan. 21, 1962, in Lebanon, he was the son of LaDonne (Campbell) Woodrum and James Byrkett. He married his high school sweetheart, Dana Wethington, on March 12, 1983, and they cherished the 31 years they shared together.

Rick was a graduate of Lebanon High School. He worked various positions at Cummins in Columbus and Seymour for 15 years, finally as global parts return operations manager.

He valued higher education and was grateful that he was able to pursue and obtain his Bachelor of Science degree (earning distinction Cum Laude) in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2009.

He also enjoyed travel, golf, fishing, cards, racing, outdoors and simple times socializing with family and friends. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles Lodges.

Besides his wife Dana and his parents, he is also survived by a daughter and son, Brooke and Eric Byrkett of Seymour; three grandchildren, Briley Barker, Chase Vogel and Jaylee Burkhart; a sister, Rene Sharkey; and two brothers, Randy Byrkett and Ryon Woodrum.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Voss Chapel, 316 N. Chestnut St., Seymour. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with Rev. Lewis Wright officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery, Seymour.

Memorials may be written through the funeral home to Phi Beta Psi Cancer Research.

Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service email at obits@vossfuneralservice.com.

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