Ric Almquist

April 12, 1965 - May 8, 2015

Ric Almquist, age 50, of Garland, Texas, passed away May 8, 2015. Ric was born April 12, 1965, in San Antonio, Texas, to Tod F. Almquist and Judith (Keys) Almquist. With a personality that was larger than life, Ric had an amazing sense of humor, was forever kind to others, and was incredibly patient.  He had a love of fishing, camping, cooking, music, reading, and most of all spending time with his children.  He had a gift for fixing or building anything.  Ric will be remembered most for his music that could be heard from a mile away and the stories he told that came to life through his voice.   

He is survived by his sons, Blake Almquist of Plano, Texas and Cole Almquist of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Brittany Caballero and husband, Stan of Melissa, Texas; mother, Judith Tremble and husband, Frank of Wichita, Kansas; father, Tod Almquist and wife, Diane of Plano, Texas; sister, Laura Almquist-Parks of Wichita, Kansas; and a host of other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Mary and Charles Keys.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas.

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I can echo many of the words already used, laughter, love of music and kids, and fixing things. I met Ric at Lowes in 2004 and got to know him very well. We shared many stories of family, dreams, tears, goals, but mostly a lot of laughter. Rics job effort and integrity is unquestionable as I know several people including myself that reached out to Ric to offer him employment. The biggest thing to Ric though was his family and his kids. He would often talk about how proud he was and how much he loved them with that big ol beaming Ric smile. Loved his parents, respected his Father and loved visiting his Mom in KC. I know I am a better person for meeting and knowing Ric and will miss him dearly as I weep while I type. But will take great comfort in knowing that the Lord has taken my brother in his arms and that there is no more pain, and he is being greeted by all the other angels and has them laughing right now. Good bye brother Ric and RIP Larry Gaston, May 11, 2015