Mr Rickie Everett Burress, 71, of Madison, Indiana, and son of the late Wilmer and Alma (Thornton) Burress, was born April 27, 1951, in Madison, IN. He attended Madison Consolidated High School. He was united in matrimony to the former Rebecca Schaum on August 3, 1985 in Hanover, IN at the Hanover College Chapel. He retired as Parts Advisor at Craig Toyota where he worked for over 25 years. Rick loved the outdoors, camping, traveling and visiting the State and National Parks. An avid music fan, he played guitar, collected albums, loved seeing live music and participated on the Madison Ribberfest blues committee for 21 years from the founding of the annual festival. He enjoyed watching and attending Indiana University basketball games, boating, waterskiing, attending the Madison Regatta, following hydroplane racing, golfing, tasting and sampling the beers and bourbons of the world as well as watching classic films and television. He loved gathering with friends. He and Becky were passionate animal lovers who owned, fostered and rescued many dogs and cats over the years. Mr Burress passed away December 23, 2022 at home with his family in Madison, IN.
His life will be cherished by his wife Rebecca of 37 years of Madison, IN; his son: Kyle Burress and daughter in-law Kelley Burress, Salt Lake City, UT; his sister: Shirley (Burress) Scott and brother in-law Ed Scott, Hanover IN, as well as their children, his nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephew.
In lieu of a traditional service, his family and friends will gather this summer at an outdoor memorial party per his wishes. An invitation with specific date and time will be announced prior to the gathering.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the National Parks Conservation Association ( link = https://support.npca.org ) Contributions may be made at the Lytle Welty Funeral Home or below.
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