Richard Craig Daily, 85, a resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully at the Silverado Lee’s Summit Memory Care Community on Thursday, June 22, 2023. He was born August 15, 1937 to Milton and Gladys (Brown) Daily in Sioux City, IA. Richard graduated from Morningside University in Sioux City, IA with a degree in business administration and livestock marketing. He was united in marriage to Lucille Sundquist on Jun 25, 1961, in Sioux City, IA. Richard retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation as a Senior Right of Way Specialist in 2000. After retirement, he worked part time for the Kansas City Royals and part time also for the City of Blue Springs at Vesper Hall.
Past memberships include the Optimist Club of Rosedale, KS, National Presbyterian Mariners at the local, state, and national level, Blue Springs Shrine Club and Lee’s Summit Kiwanis Club. He served on the Heartland Presbytery Committee on Ministry as well as Deacon, Elder, and Stephen Minister in his local church. Richard served as Clerk of Session of 3 different churches. Current memberships are the Masonic Lodge 263 of Lee’s Summit, Scottish Rite of Kansas City, Ararat Shrine of Kansas City where he was a member of the Clown Unit. Richard enjoyed volunteering in multiple areas of interest including the M2W2 Prison Ministry, being a ‘Den Dad’ for the Boy Scouts, Powell Gardens, the Truman Library, Lee’s Summit Social Services, Union Station, Centerpoint Hospital, and a Head Start program in Lee’s Summit. He cherished spending time with his family and friends.
Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Lucy Daily of Blue Springs, MO; son, Craig Daily and wife Nair of Kansas City, MO; daughter, Kim Clark and husband Ricky of Independence, MO; grandchildren, Rebecca Holt and husband Kyle, Jacob Clark, Rachel Daily, Rian Daily; great-grandchildren, Tatum Holt and Haisley Holt. Richard is preceded in death by his parents.
Richard will be cremated. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 1st at the First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit, 1625 N.W. O’Brien Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO. Visitation will start at 10:30 a.m. with the service to follow at 11:00 a.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit or Powell Gardens. The family also wishes to acknowledge the compassionate care given to Richard from both 5th floor units at St. Lukes East Hospital, Silverado Memory Care past and present staff, and Ascend Hospice of Lee’s Summit. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Richard and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com