Richard “Rick” Nevins, 71, died peacefully in his Noblesville, home on September 10, 2017.

A veteran of the Vietnam war, he earned designation as a sharpshooter with the 1st Battalion, 7th Calvary and was awarded the Bronze Service Star.

Rick was born on August 9, 1946 in Santa Monica, California, and was raised by Frank and Mary Nevins in Pendleton.

In 1964, he joined the armed forces and was assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma for his basic training.

After graduating from basic training, he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Calvary and deployed to Vietnam where he served two tours.

After leaving the Army he started his career at Ford Motor Co. the day before his 23rd birthday in 1969.

He retired in 1999 after 30 years of work.

Rick was a brave and loyal soldier, husband, as well as a patient and loving father.

He married Terri Overton in Franklin on March 21, 1981.

He was a lost soul looking for salvation and meaning to life before he was saved in 1980 at the First Assembly of God in Franklin.

He is survived by his wife, Terri; sons, Nick, Daniel and Ricky, daughter Mollie; his eight grandchildren; brothers Tony and Chris, sisters, Susan, Petie and Penny.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Duncan and Mike, and sister, Jessica.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel, 325 East Carmel Drive. The service will be officiated by Jack Herring. Interment with military honors will take place at Hamilton Memorial Park.

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