Richard Carl Seavey Jr, also known as Rick, passed away on May 8th, 2023, at the age of 64. He was born on June 28th, 1958, in Beaufort County, North Carolina.
Rick is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Seavey, his daughter, Quincey Springs Seavey, his mother, Joyce Ann Seavey, his brother, Gregory Lee Seavey. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Carl Seavey Sr.
He attended Coconino High School in Flagstaff, Arizona graduating in the Class of 1976.
Rick did Army basic training in 1980, at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After basic training, he then joined the National Guard; where he served for 4 years. His major career, which started in 2001; he joined the Maricopa County Sheriff Department as a Detention officer. He took on several assignments throughout his career, including working at Towers Jail, Durango Jail, Tents, Medical Services, and 4th Avenue Jail, where he retired after 19 years.
In his free time, Rick enjoyed muscle cars, particularly his own 1966 Chevelle, and motorcycles. He even once joined a motorcycle club consisting of MCSO officers named Just Us, his motorcycle nickname was Nitro. Rick was also a big fan of space and SyFy, enjoying watching Star Trek and playing space-oriented video games. Multiple times he even stated that when he passed away, he wanted his body to be shipped out to space. Classic Rick. One of his other hobbies, was just knowing he was going to win the lottery! That consisted of buying Powerballs and Megmillion tickets each and every week, without fail.
Rick adored his family, consisting of his nephews and nieces and friends that became family. He was very hardworking, there has never been a time when he didn’t have a job since his wife knew him, starting at the age of 14. Rick loved cracking jokes, even though he would repeat them over and over until they were no longer funny. He was an avid Chinese food lover. Always seeking out the best Chinese food restaurant to eat at! Which meant, we came across a few hole in the walls that were pretty sketchy…but he just knew he was coming across a best kept secret. Can’t also forget about his love of Mountain Dew.
Rick will be remembered for his dedication to his country, his career, and his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.
A viewing for Rick will be held at the Bunker Family Garden Chapel from 1:00-2:00, followed by a service from 2:00-3:00.
The service can be live streamed using the following link:
Richard Seavey Jr. Celebration of Life
Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.
I had the opportunity to work with Seavey at MCSO. He was a pleasure to work with and a fine officer. I am so sorry for your loss.
Enjoyed working with Richard at MCSO. He was a wonderful person, always full of humor and always nice to everyone. Deputy Chief L. Leslie, MCSO
Always been an honor having Mr. Rick Sevey, as close family friends for years of many. Rick was at his very best when other people’s issues seemed worse. My most Sincere Condolences to the Sevey, family and their little puppy Penney. When you come to the end of the day, a day you’ve spent with a friend there’s a feeling of sadness about you although you may pretend. You say So-long, Bye Bye’ or something else as like, but the parting leaves an emptiness as we face the edge of night. All good things must come to an end, that’s what the wise men say however our bittersweet thing has been my friends is, the time we’ve spent today. So now this day will soon be over and the parting with Rick is sweet sorrow, may the good lord bless and keep you and may we all’ share again tomorrow. God Bless!