Richard Leon Rinker: June 22, 1942 – Aug. 4, 2020

Richard Leon Rinker, age 78, of Coupeville, Wash., graduated to his eternal home on Aug. 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, Wash., and he grew up in Waterville, Wash. He joined the U.S. 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; 12 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 be held.

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.

Family and friends are encouraged to share memories, pictures, and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com

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