In Memory

Richard L. (Rick) Pyper

Richard L. (Rick) Pyper

Richard Lee Pyper

Richard Lee Pyper


Montgomery & Wetumpka - Richard Lee Pyper, JD, CPA, 70, went home to his Heavenly Father on July 9, 2018, after a brief illness.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn, brother, Dean Pyper, and his children, Jeremy (Laura) Pyper, Benjamin (Taraka) Pyper, Lynlee (David) Boyd, Terra (Preston) Albritton, Megan Pyper, and Meribeth (Ryley) Parrish. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family, including his eighteen grandchildren.

He loved movies, books, flowers, classical music, his family, and was a great scholar and teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout his life.

Services will be held Friday, July 13, 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1405 Chapel Rd, Wetumpka, AL with burial at Kaylor Cemetery, Rigsby Road, Tallasee, Alabama.

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on July 12, 2018


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07/11/18 06:22 PM #1    

Tomma Gooding (Hargraves)

So very sorry to hear about Rick’s passing....I have known him since elementary school.  It was nice to reconnect with him vis the HHS reunion website... he talked about stopping by NC to say hello on the way to see some of his kids.  I’m sorry that never happened.  Rest now, Ricky 

07/11/18 07:01 PM #2    

Sandra McCann (Poulsen)

You will be missed, Ricky!  A super guy with great stories, a good heart, and just the right amount of mischief!

07/11/18 10:16 PM #3    

LeGrand Richardson

Rick was a Backsdoor Neighbor of mine since 1960. Always had a witty story to tell. It was good seeing him at our 50th Reunion and catching up on what a small town Lawyer had rattling around in his "Andy Griffin" brain. I'll bet he even wore a White suit around town.  He seemed to be in reasonably good heath. I am going miss him. LeGrand

07/12/18 11:04 AM #4    

David Bunker

So sorry to learn of Rick's passing.  This goes to show that you should act on impressions to call someone and not put it off.  I'm sorry that I didn't do that when I though of it.  He was a great and fun friend during high school.  We had sort of parallel careers in tax work.  I send my best to his family.


07/12/18 06:08 PM #5    

Joe Perry

Every year for six years Rick and I had at least class together, often seated near to each other due to alphabetical seating order.  He had a sense of humor to match - or exceed - mine.  Our last day at Highland was a suitable ending to this period of our friendship.  We were in Mr. Kelley's calculus class, emptying the posterboards and preparing the room for it's summer hibernation and the next load of math students.  I was assigned to clean out the glass case that was in the main hall, the small entrance to which was in the wall of the classroom.  Rick locked me into the case just as the bell rang for the final assembly.  I was trapped, looking like a fool as kids gawked at me as they passed by.  I assumed a pose in the case that day making an equivocal gesture that caused no small ruckus.  I played statue for the 15 minutes or so.  Rick did not unlock the door, wisely, I should add.  Mr. Kelley did and I was able to escape.   Sooooo . . .  for any of your unfortunate enough to have witnessed me in that predicament, it went down because of Rick.  I was never angry with him.  How could I be?  He was just a fun-loving guy without a mean bone in his body.  




07/13/18 12:17 AM #6    

Laurel Parker (Rohlfing)

Rick lived down the street from me and was a part of our neighborhood group that grew up together.  We all sort of practiced on each other as  we grew up and learned the sophistication of the teen world. Our group consisted of Kathy Cracroft, Brent Snelgrove, Robert Meik, Christy Margetts, Marj McEwan and others. I lost track of Rick after high school until our 50th reunion brought us in touch with each other again. He was such a quick wit and delightful to be around. It was wonderful to get reacquainted.  I feel the loss of a dear friend. I never met his wife or family but offer them my sincere sympathies. It’s a comfort to know that he still lives in another sphere and that we’ll be able to see him again.  Thanks for the memories!

07/14/18 04:02 PM #7    

Douglas Webb

I as sorry to hear of Rick Pyper's passing.  He was a good friend at Highland and a top notch guy.  I'm sure his family will miss him a lot as they adjust to life without him.  It seems like we are losing more classmates each year now, but thank heaven memories never die.

07/18/18 10:06 AM #8    

Lanett Williams (Dial)

This wonderful man kept my spirits up all through high school.  His incredible quick wit had me chuckling constantly.  When we would work on projects or dances, he was always there with a willing hand and talent.

Such good memories of his intelligence and his humor.  What a great combination!  Love to his dear family.

07/19/18 09:02 PM #9    

Craig Cooley

I have a pic of Rick in Mrs Robinsons 2nd grade class at Rossyln Heights Elementary.   He was always one of the outstanding ones all through school.  It was a great treat to see him at the reunion and spend a few minutes catching up.  Sorry to see him gone.  Much too soon.  I will miss him.

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