On Sunday, December 21st, 2008, our Lord called one of his angels home.
Richard R. “Rick” Chupp, 55, of Billings, passed away peacefully after a 5 ½ year battle with cancer.
On March 25, 1953, Rick was the last born and only son of William and Sylvia (Harrison) Chupp.
Rick was a lover of the outdoors. He enjoyed family camping trips, teaching his daughters and anyone who got close enough how to fish, and teaching his nephews how to hunt.
Rick had a wonderful sense of humor. One of his favorite things to do was pull pranks on and tell jokes to his friends and family.
Rick graduated from Billings Senior High in 1971. During high school , he began working for K-Mart and did so until moving on to Ryans Super Store where he worked for 25 years. His most recent and favorite job, thanks to his cousin Jeff Love, was driving a mail truck for the postal service until his cancer forced him to stop.
He fell in love and married Bobbi Jo Park in 1973. Three daughters were born to this union and he was a father figure to numerous nieces and nephews as well. His family was the light of his life. He lived to make them smile and his greatest joy was spending time with his five beautiful grandchildren.
He will be welcomed into heaven by his father William (Bill) Chupp, his father-in-law Ira “Chub” Park, nephews Harvey and Kevin Kinn, and one of his best friends, his grandma Elizabeth Harrison, along with many others.
He is survived by his devoted mother Sylvia; wife Bobbi Jo; daughters Ricki Jo (Justin) Ankeny, Carlee (Todd) Reinhardt, Sara (Andrew) McCarty; sisters Bev Kinn, Vicky (Ted) Rowland; grandchildren Brooklyn, Riley and Christian Ankeny, Maddison Reinhardt, Andrew H. McCarty, and a HUGE extended family.
You will be truly missed, Rick. We love you!
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary.
To Rick’s Family-Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please know this that there is no better place to be than with Jesus in heaven, there is no cancer there. I have known Rick since he worked at Kmart Foods with by brother Ron Armstrong and I worked with Rick for the 25 years he was at Ryans and SUPERVALU. Rick was a good friend and I know you all meant so much to him. The girls and Sylvia were always in his heart and his mind and meant the world to him. I was glad to call Rick a good friend, he will be missed by all who knew him.
Scott and Donna Armstrong
I had the privilege of working with Rick for nearly 17 years at Ryans – Supervalu. He was a valued co-worker and a trusted friend. Chief among my memories of Rick was his love for Bobbi and his daughters. His eyes would always light up when talking about them. Our thoughts and prayers to all of Rick’s family. Be at peace, my brother.
God’s speed my old friend. My heart goes out to the family and friends of Rick. It has been many years since I talked to Rick. He and I worked at the K-Mart grocery store while we were in high school. We had many a fun time as teenagers. We would drive around in my car like most teenagers and listen to music and try our best to be cool after each Friday payday. My wife Bobbi and I were present to witness the marriage of Bobbi Jo and Rick. As teens, together we all some fun times like going to Cooney Dam, and hiking in the Beartooths. Rick was always a man with a big heart and character. It has been an honor to have been in his company.
My blessings to his family and may God bless my old friend.
All our thoughts and prayers to Rick’s Family. My wife and I feel fortunate to have known him. He was wonderful to work with and even in the most stressful situations, he always had a great sense of Humor. Every time we are out on a prarie, in the middle of nowhere, with a couple of friends, standing around a campfire, We will remember Rick! Take care buddy!
Jeff and Shari Woodard
We enjoyed knowing Rick these last few years. My husband and I have a mail route. He was a really special man and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loving family.
Cathy and Lee Streeter
Always in my heart…Rest in Peace.
He was an amazing father! He worked harder than any1 I ever met and he rarely complained about anything. I love u and I miss u soooo much daddy….LOVE U ALWAYS AND FOREVER…Ricki Jo, Brooklyn, Riley, and Christian…love u Papa