Richard E. “Rick” Parrott Jr., 74, of Burlington, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born Nov. 2, 1949, in Burlington, he was the son of Richard and Mary Lou Ertz Parrott Sr. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1967. On July 12, 1969, he married Sharon Smelser in Burlington.
Rick was a truck driver for 50 years. He drove for Walmart for 35 of those years. Rick enjoyed fishing, trucking, and watching NASCAR (especially the Earnharts). He loved spending time with his grandchildren and spoiling them.
Survivors include his wife Sharon of Burlington; one daughter Kim Parrott of Washington; two sons William “Bill” Parrott and Richard E. (Wealthy Moser) Parrott III both of Burlington; six grandchildren Tyler Parrott, Haley (Austin) Latcham, Trace Parrott, Lexi (Brandon) Crawley, Blake Reusch and Savannah Parrott; two great-grandchildren Ellie Latcham and Kye William Richard Crawley.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents.
Per his wishes, cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel. There will be no services at this time.
A memorial has been established for great-grandson Kye William Richard Crawley who was born the same day his great-grandpa passed away.