Richard Oden Napier

Richard “Rick” Oden Napier age 81, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Friday, April 23, 2021. He was born in Morgantown, Kentucky to the late Carlie and Pearl Crumley Napier. He was a lifelong resident of the Northwest Georgia area. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1962 and was a proud veteran. He was the former owner and operator of Rick’s Lock & Key in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was a member of the American Locksmith Association of America and received The Best of The Best Locksmith eight years in a row. He was a faithful member of Old Fort Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He had served as choir director at Shiloh Baptist Church and Jones Memorial Baptist Church both in Rossville, GA. Rick enjoyed fishing and was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers: Roy E., Buster, Carroll, Harl Patric “Pat” Napier and son-in-law: Lee Scanlon. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years: Sandra “Sandy” Edwards Napier of Chickamauga, GA, daughters: Selena Scanlon of Springfield, MO, Becky (Paul) Farmer of Hixson, TN, Connie (Randy) Coleman of Chickamauga, GA, sister: Catherine Seiler of Rossville, GA, brothers: Donny Riebe of Hendersonville, NV, Bobby “Bubba” (Ann) Persinger of Rossville, GA, sister-in-law: Jean Napier of Chickamauga, GA, three grandchildren: Shawn Priebe of Little Rock, AR, Ashley Carlson of Buffalo, MO, Wes Coleman of Chickamauga, GA, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday at the funeral home and Tuesday morning from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the church prior to the service. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Old Fort Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia with Pastor Paul Taylor and Phil Shellabarger officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes – Fort Oglethorpe Chapel.

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  • Allison Posted June 5, 2021 9:20 AM

    Rick was one of a kind and will forever leave a lasting impression on those that knew and loved him including myself and my family. I hope that he and Mike are now reunited and apart of the A team looking out for us all who are left behind here to miss them so badly. And if perhaps they find themselves sitting on the dock of the bay up there as they loved to do when they were both here and able, I hope they catch us a biggen!!! With love, sympathy and a heavy heart I bid thee farewell Friend. Or a more fitting term is “family”.
    Sandy, I love you and I’m so sorry.
    Love always,
    Allison and family

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