Richard Vann © Tahlequah Daily Press
April 1, 2010
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Funeral services for Richard Vann, 60, of Tahlequah will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2010 in the Green Country Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Lewis Ross and Rev. Gil Hooper.
Those serving as pallbearers are Thomas Vann, Kevin Vann, Cecil Robbins, Ronnie Bluebird, Darren Henson and Jan-Michael GoingSnake. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Vann, Bryan Vann, Calvin Lee Vann, Kialo Vann, Raymond Vann, Dennis Arneecher, Derick Wolfe and Les Kelly.
Intermnent will follow in the Thompson Cemetery, Proctor, Oklahoma under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.
Rick Vann was born on July 20, 1949 to Lucinda and Michael Vann at Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah. He went home to be with his Lord on March 29, 2010 with his sister Kalina Vann Thornton at his side.
Rick attended school in Cherokee County. He continued his education to earn a certificate in drug/alcohol counseling. He worked in this field for many years and was well known in the community for his hard work and dedication to his clients.
He was preceded in death by his father Michael Vann and grandmother Laura Thompson.
Rick is survived by his wife, Cora Vann and their son Bryan Vann of the home; daughter, Rhonda (Luis) Monroy; sons, Richard (Carrie) Vann, Kevin (Jolene) Vann, and Calvin Vann; stepson, Ronnie (Stephanie) Bluebird of Fort Gibson; his mother Lucinda Vann Robbins of Tahlequah; sisters, Kalina (Bud) Thornton, Christina (Jon) Valliere, Luann (Ken) Taylor all of California, and Gwen Goingsnake of Tahlequah; brothers, Bill (Evelyn) Vann of Arizona, Thomas Vann of Tahlequah, and Cecil (Rita) Robbins of Little Kansas.
He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, all of whom he loved and received great joy from. They all loved their "dude."
Rick lived his life to the fullest and touched many lives. He will be greatly missed by all.
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