Thursday, March 6, 2008

Rick Dorrell, 52, passed away at his home in Shell Knob on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008. He was born July 3, 1955, to Bill F. and Shirley A. Dorrell in Wichita, Kan.

He grew up and graduated high school in 1973 in Arkansas City, Kan., then attended Emporia State and Cowley County Community College. While in Arkansas City, he and his mother owned and operated Ark Valley Marine. He had also been a professional radio announcer in Wichita, Kan., as well as a disc jockey. In his younger years, he was an avid boater, boat racer and water skier. He was a member of the Kansas Boat Racing Association and American Power Boat Association with a record of "First in State" for two years and for three years held the title of National High Point Champion in his class.

He was employed with Sport Boats, USA in Shell Knob for the last 11 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Dorrell, in 1973; his grandparents, Lester and Nell Dorrell and Garland and Grace Routon.

Survivors include: his wife, Dina; sons, William and his oldest son, Jason, of Ponca City, Okla.; daughter, Tessa, of Blackwell, Okla.; two grandchildren; brother, Steve; mother, Shirley, of Arkansas City.

Funeral services were held Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

Memorial contributions can be made to the William Dorrell Scholarship Fund or Haven of the Ozarks.

Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences


Shell Knob, Missouri