George Richard Mincks, 87, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines following a tractor accident.
Richard was born in Jerome to George and Ida (Morrison) Mincks April 24, 1924. In 1943 he graduated from Seymour High School and was united in marriage to Genevieve Catherine Rash. To this union two children were born, Mary Catherine and Steven Richard.
Richard lived his entire life in the Jerome/Seymour area pursuing his desired profession of farming. He served as a Monroe Township Trustee, a member of the Wayne County Fair Board and a leader of the Walnut-Monroe Lone Tree 4-H Club. He was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church where he held numerous positions and enjoyed singing in the choir. He also enjoyed singing with the Coal Miners Choir.
He is survived by his daughter Mary Catherine (Gary) Couchman of Bella Vista, Ark. and son Steven Richard Mincks and Bill Williams of Seymour; grandchildren Duane of Urbandale and Troy (Melanie) of Bella Vista, Ark.; great-grandson Keith of Bella Vista, Ark.; brother William Mincks (Donna) of Cedar Falls; and sister-in-law Deloris Darrah of Seymour. He leaves many loving nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
His loving wife Genevieve, sister-in-law Rowena Robinson and brothers-in-law Don Robinson and Eugene Darrah, preceded him in death.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Randolph Funeral Home in Seymour. Services will be held at the Seymour United Methodist Church on Monday, Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to the Seymour United Methodist Church.