Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Obituary - Richard Lee Doak

Richard Lee Doak, age 70, of Belton, MO, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.

Rick was born on October 16, 1950, in Lee’s Summit, MO, to Robert Sidney Doak and Helen Louise Gray Doak. He was the youngest of three boys. His parents, along with his brothers James and Marvin preceded him in death.

Rick was joined in Marriage to Donnell Guthrie on May 6, 1989; they spent 32 wonderful years together. She survives at their home along with his daughters, Jennifer (Jeff) of Alma, KS and Kimberlee (Corey) of Belton, MO.

Rick was the definition of an awesome girl dad and was proudly promoted to Papa when he was blessed with two grand-daughters, Tayler and Shelby. He then received three grandsons, Jackson, Zachary and Cole. Most recently, Papa Doak was blessed with a great-granddaughter, Karter. Rick loved his Grandchildren dearly, including those with 4-legs, all of whom will miss their Papa deeply, everyday.

You could find Rick wherever the kids were playing sports that particular day and weekend. He made several friends with the other Parents and Grandparents along the way.

Rick was baptized at Little Blue Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO, where the family were all members.

Rick graduated from Raytown South High School and was a proud member of the football team.

He worked at the family business; Doak Cabinets in Peculiar, MO making custom cabinets for new home construction throughout the Kansas City area, until Sid and Helen’s retirement. Rick then worked for the Belton Parks and Recreation and later for the City of Belton until his retirement in 2015. Rick made many lasting friends during his tenure with the City.

Over the years, Rick loved spending time bowling with his parents, brothers, wife and many friends on various bowling leagues. Rick bowled two perfect 300 games and proudly sported a ring for each one.

Rick loved anything related to sports; he played several years on a competitive mens slow pitch team and enjoyed traveling all over the region for tournaments. He loved sprint car racing and dirt tracks. If you liked Fords, and especially Mustangs, you were an instant friend. He made several lifelong friends through sports, whether on his team or coaching his daughters teams. He loved cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Mizzou Tigers, the Belton Pirates and the Wabaunsee Chargers.

We will celebrate Rick’s life by greeting family and friends on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 10am-12pm at Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore, MO.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

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