Rickey Lee Barney, Sr., 62, of Stover, died Monday, May 20, 2019, at his home.
He was born Aug. 27, 1956, in Independence, a son of Ronald K. and Barbara H. Odom Barney.
He married Audrey Waddell, July 1, 1990, who survives of the home.
He was an Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. He received his honorable discharge in 1987.
He worked in law enforcement as an officer with the Grain Valley Police Department and later as a deputy with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. After retiring from law enforcement, he began driving for Schneider Trucking and Midwest Express.
The couple moved to Stover where he enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.
After moving to Morgan County, he drove a cement truck for Laurie Ready-Mix until his health forced him to retire.
In addition to his wife he is survived by children and spouses Charles and Pam Barney of Odessa, Christopher and Nicole Lady of Burleson, Texas, and Crystal and Ray Fanlon of Versailles; his mother of Independence; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers Ron Barney and wife Jackie, Robbie Ashley and wife Rudel, William Miller and Donald Ashley and sister, Connie Felton; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and son Rickey Lee Barney Jr.
Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 31, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover.
Inurnment, with military honors, will immediately follow in the Stover Cemetery. Arrangements under direction of the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover.