Richard Rinker

Richard Leon Rinker

Monday, June 22nd, 1942 - Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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Richard Leon Rinker
June 22, 1942 – August 4, 2020
Richard Leon Rinker, age 78, of Coupeville, Washington, graduated to his eternal Home on August 4, 2020 to be with the Lord Whom he loved with all his heart. He was a devoted believer and follower of the Godhead: Papa Father, Jesus his Lord, and the precious Holy Spirit. Rich was born June 22, 1942 to Glen and Desire Rinker in Seattle, Washington, and he grew up in Waterville, Washington. He joined the US Navy after graduating from high school and served for six years.
Rich is survived by his loving wife and sweetheart of 18 years, Sheryl Rinker of Coupeville, five children and their spouses, twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. Rich is also survived by one sister, and a brother. He was preceded in going to heaven by his parents and a baby sister.
Rich requested no memorial service.

In lieu of flowers or cards... If you would, please read one of Rich's favorite sections of the Bible, Psalm 139: 1-18. He recently preferred the Passion translation of this scripture, which you can easily find online.

Psalms 139:1-18

Lord, you know everything there is to know about me.1 You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind.2 You are so intimately aware of me, Lord. You read my heart like an open book and you know all the words I’m about to speak before I even start a sentence! You know every step I will take before my journey even begins.3-4 You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness you follow behind me to spare me from the harm of my past. With your hand of love upon my life, you impart a blessing to me.5 This is just too wonderful, deep, and incomprehensible! Your understanding of me brings me wonder and strength.6 Where could I go from your Spirit? Where could I run and hide from your face?7 If I go up to heaven, you’re there! If I go down to the realm of the dead, you’re there too!8 If I fly with wings into the shining dawn, you’re there! If I fly into the radiant sunset, you’re there waiting!9 Wherever I go, your hand will guide me; your strength will empower me.10 It’s impossible to disappear from you or to ask the darkness to hide me, for your presence is everywhere, bringing light into my night.11 There is no such thing as darkness with you. The night, to you, is as bright as the day; there’s no difference between the two.12 You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside and my intricate outside, and wove them all together in my mother’s womb.13 I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me, Lord!14 You even formed every bone in my body when you created me in the secret place, carefully, skillfully shaping me from nothing to something.15 You saw who you created me to be before I became me! Before I’d ever seen the light of day, the number of days you planned for me were already recorded in your book.16 Every single moment you are thinking of me! How precious and wonderful to consider that you cherish me constantly in your every thought! O God, your desires toward me are more than the grains of sand on every shore! When I awake each morning, you’re still with me.17-18 TPT (The Passion Translation)
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Peter and Heidi

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He will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Peter, Heidi, Hannah Grace and Nathan

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