William Richard Lax
William Richard "Rick" Lax passed away in his home on April 21st, 2018 in Pompano Beach, Florida at the age of 71.
Rick is survived by his loving wife Iris of Pompano Beach, Florida; his daughter Tammi (Marty) of Pompano Beach, FL; his son Richie (Stephanie) of Lockhart, SC; and six grandchildren: Tyler, Amber, Brelee, Kody, Emily, and Tork. His sister Carol (Travis), nephew Jody and niece Amanda.
. Rick was born in Detroit, Michigan to Carmen and Loretta. He moved to Florida in 1960 and married Iris on December 26th, 1966 in Pompano Beach. They shared 51 wonderful years together.
He retired from the Broward County School Board after 20 years. Rick was a witty individual who loved cars, was passionate about racing and was always ready to help anyone. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Rick is preceded in death by his parents, Carmen (1962) and Loretta (1975), and his nephew Shannon (2015).
Services are scheduled for 1pm on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at First Baptist Church. 138 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL with a reception to follow. Dr. Larry Vinkemulder will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Rick's life. Donations towards funeral expenses would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
May 11, 2018 3:34 PM - Entered by: Anthony Colatarci
I've known Rick and Iris for 50 years, they were very important in my teenage years keeping me out of trouble. Rick was a special kind of man, quick with a joke and always ready to lend a hand. Prayers to Iris, Tammie and Richie.
Apr 30, 2018 2:03 PM - Entered by: Craig
My parents Larry and Cleta Eick were life long friends of Rick and Iris going back to the 60's. Mom and Dad both went to be with God in 2015. I have many happy/funny memories of Rick an Iris when I was young. I dont think I ever saw him when he did not make me laugh. I am thankful for what Rick and Iris both meant to my parents. My family and I will keep Iris, Tammie and Richie as well as the rest of the family in our prayers. Craig
Apr 30, 2018 11:39 AM - Entered by: Linda
I've known this family for many years served too many meals at home and at work will miss rig dearly was a great guy with a funny sense of humor always made you laugh he will be missed by many rest in peace buddy
Apr 29, 2018 2:57 AM - Entered by: Dorothy
Will really Miss Rick. He was a jolly , Happy ,kind man. We loved him & Iris & kids so very much !!!Praying for comfort for all the family !
Apr 28, 2018 1:20 PM - Entered by: Cathy
Have known Rick for over 45 years - a kind and thoughtful man would always make you laugh