Rickey Dean Beggs, 64, of Mediapolis, died at 11:45 AM Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the Great River Medical Center.
Born June 3, 1952, in Burlington, he was the son of Raymond Peter Paul and Arlene A. Stigge Beggs. On November 13, 1978, he married Laurie Ann Haber in Kahoka, MO.
Rickey worked in construction for thirty years.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War from 1971 until 1972.
He was a member of Harmony Bible Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his plants especially his hostas and cactus, and doing carpentry work.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Raymond Beggs, Andrew Beggs, Dereck (Rebecca) Beggs, Loren Beggs all of Burlington; one daughter, Stephanie (Tim) Ewing of Keokuk; one sister, Linda (Larry) Ballard of Benton Harbor, MI; three half brothers, Kevin McCannon, Chris (Christy) Beggs, Mark (Irene) Beggs all of Burlington; one sister-in-law, Debbie Beggs of Mount Pleasant; seven grandchildren, Mikayla, Braiden, Kiara, Blaze, Braddock, Kiya, Keizer Beggs and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dennis Beggs.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.
There will be no formal services.
A memorial has been established for the family.