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Richard "Rick" Darwin Cyphers Jr., 63, of rural Tipton County, passed away peacefully at his home March 23, 2017, surrounded by his friends and family. Rick was born Jan. 10, 1954, to Darwin and Joan (Massey) Cyphers in Tipton County. On June 27, 1999, Rick married Diana Stoops in a ceremony performed in Windfall.
Rick was a member of Windfall Christian Church and United Auto Workers Local 685 in Kokomo. He was a 1972 graduate of Tri-Central High School, where he excelled in all sports. Rick went on to play football at Indiana University in Bloomington. He also played for the Kokomo Mustangs and played American Legion baseball. His passion was sports, playing or coaching he was always very involved. Rick also enjoyed hunting, his Farmall tractor and his Harley Davidson. His son, Ricky, was his focus in life, along with all of his family and friends.
Rick was a 2003 retiree from Chrysler Transmission in Kokomo after working 28 plus years.
Rick is survived by his children, Ricky Cyphers, Lynn Cook, Nicole Cook, Bryan (Anna) Cook and Brad (Tosha) Cook; grandchildren, Kendra, Madison, Brayden, Paisley, Emma, Payson and Olivia Cook, along with a nephew, Scott (Anna) Servies; and a niece, Jennifer (Jacob) Richie; uncle, John (Jo) Massey; a sister-in-law, Karen (Mike) Booher; and several nieces and other family and friends.
Rick was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Cyphers; and his sister, Marie Servies.
Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at Windfall Christian Church. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the church, with the Rev. Carl Roudebush officiating. Interment will follow in Windfall's Brookside Cemetery.
The family requests that no flowers be sent, but monetary donations may be made to the Rick Cyphers Jr. Scholarship in care of the Tipton County Foundation. Visit porterfh.com, where you may sign the guestbook or leave a personal message for the family.
Published on  March 24, 2017
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