Obituary for Richard Lee "Dick" Trower
Richard Lee Trower
Richard “Dick” Lee Trower, age 80, of Kansas City, KS., passed away on Sat. Dec. 16th, 2017 at his home. A memorial gathering will be 2-4pm Sat. Dec. 30th at the Harrington Family Event Center, 218 Oak St. Bonner Springs, KS. (Next to the Funeral Home)
Dick was born on July 16, 1937 in Kansas City, Kansas. He road Saddle Bronc in Iowa and Kansas, served in the US Army and had worked at the Pennington Horse Stables at Wyandotte County Lake. Dick had also worked at E L Powell Pipelines and American Walnut Log. He was a Union Electrician with the IBEW Local #124, working for several years in Commercial Construction. His hobbies included Cock Fighting in Kansas and Oklahoma, socializing with many friends at his favorite establishments, making of Peach Brandy and Beers. Dick was a very good cook and had lots of good cookouts by his pond. He was a member of the Honda Motorcycles of Leavenworth and won several trophies for “Best Trike”. Dick loved riding horses and training animals of all kinds. He always had animals around him, including “Gertrude the Goose”, “Amarillo” a Quarter Horse, “Shannon” a German Shepard, “Tomaz” a Siamese Cat, “Boreguard” the Raccoon (who loved Twinkies), and a cast of many Chickens, Goats, Cows, Horses, Dogs and Cats all of which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Weldon “Jack” and Ruby Trower, Sr., brother Weldon “Louis” Trower, Jr., sister-in-law Shirley Trower, Lu La May whom he was married to for 31 years, and a companion of 23 years, Shirley Parkisons.
Survivors include his three brothers; William Trower of Basehor, KS., Robert and Julie Trower of Shawnee, KS., James Trower of Basehor, KS., and one sister Sharon and Keith Robinson of Bucyrus, KS., nephews David and June Trower of Tonganoxie, KS., John Chapman of Tonganoxie, KS., Melissa Mauk of Bonner Springs, KS., and many other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.