Richard Lee Goodsel

10/14/1948 — 07/26/2002

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Parsons, Kansas

Richard Lee Goodsel

      Richard Lee Goodsel

Rick passed away on July 26th. He was born October 14th, 1948 in Parsons, Kansas to John and Lois Goodsel. His family took a homestead in the North Columbia Basin when he was 7 years old. He attended school in the North Franklin School District, graduating from Connell in 1968.

Rick retuned to Kansas to work construction. He remained there for two years before returning and remaining in the Tri-City area. Over the past 30 years, Rick worked as a truck driver, counterman for Nine-to-Nine Auto Supply and New Holland, and in farming. He most recently owned and operated the Pasco Burger Ranch.

Rick had been a member of the Sandpipers 4x4 Club and Pacific Northwest 4-wheel Association for several years. He loved mountain runs and racing. While racing, he earned the nickname of ''Rollover King'' from the members of the Sandpipers. In his later years, he turned his competitive nature to playing dart tournaments.

Rick is preceded in death by his parents John and Lois and brothers Ronald and David. He is survived by siblings and spouses Christy of Pasco, John of Tacoma, Steve of Seattle, Kevin of Pasco, Maurine Mehdi of Sacramento and Mike Judy of Snohomish, ex-wife Pat of Pasco, 19 nieces and nephews and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at Einan's Funeral home at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday August 1, 2002.

The family requests donations to Tri-City Hospice in lieu of flowers, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336

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  • Ken & Joanie Piekarski
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • Our fondest memories of Rick go back to the days when he and Pat were involved in 4 wheeling. It was great fun to watch him in action on the race course. There was always that moment when we had to hold our breath as he did one of his famous roll- overs. We remember how proud he was of the new Trans-AM and how he loved that big “easy rider” bike. It is sad that he has been taken away so early. Our hearts go out to all the family members for the sudden loss of another brother.

    Kay and Dick Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Valley, WA, US
  • I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories.

    Debby Owens

    Debby Owens
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I am so sorry for the loss of Rick. He was such a special person, never asking for help for himself, but always being there to help anyone that needed it. He was such a private person but he had a heart of gold and I loved him. May he rest in peace now, he is not suffering any longer.

    Susan Paramore
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US