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Richard Ray Grace, 55

Richard Ray Grace died March 6, 2020 at his home in Diagonal from a massive heart attack at age 55.
Richard was born April 4, 1964 in Creston, Iowa.  He spent his childhood living in Malvern, then moving to Lenox, Iowa, where he lived with his grandparents, Alice & Ray Long. Later, working for Perdew Construction, he moved to Conway, Iowa where he met Pamela Seals. After dating a year, Rick & Pam were joined in marriage on July 19, 1986 in Sharpsburg, Iowa.  In 1987, they were surprised with their 1st child, Melissa.  In 1989 they were joined with their 2nd child, Rodney.  In 1991, Ricky joined their family & in 1992 they finished their family bringing home their fourth child, Samantha.  In 1993, they moved to Diagonal where he built the family home to be closer to his father, Doyle Grace
Richard had several different jobs over years. Starting with Denny Perdew tiling fields. Later he went to work for John L Stephens building chicken barns. Then deciding to start his own business with Kenny Huber, R & K Contractors installed siding, guttering & were roofing contractors out of Brinlees Home Improvement of Omaha, Nebraska for several years.  Wanting to be home with his family more, Rick went to work for Chris Rasmussen running heavy machinery.  In 2007 he got his CDL & started truck driving for Danielski LLC until he became disabled.
Ricks hobbies included pulling in the IAMO truck & tractor pulls, riding motorcycles, going to the races, working on vehicles, spending time with his family and friends & his most favorite was spending time with his 3 grandchildren.
Rick was preceded in death by his dad Doyle Grace; grandparents Alice & Ray Long; his in-laws Mary & Ray Seals; adopted son Ricky Brewer; his brothers Stoney McKey, Michael Freeman, Scott Mains, Bud Anderson, Terry Tull, & Corey Kuenon.
Rick is survived by his wife Pam Grace; children Melissa Grace, Rodney Grace, Ricky Grace & Samantha Killion; grandchildren Cayleigh Woollums, Jacob Levy & Michael Ford; 3 sister Katina, Kathy & Karen; brother Kevin; many adopted children; many aunts, uncles & cousins. Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is assisting the family with Rick’s arrangements.

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