June 5, 1953 - May 12, 2022
Ricky W. Nuttall Born June 5, 1953 in Provo, UT, died May 12, 2022 at his home Provo, UT. Rick was a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin, great friend and helper to many. He was fondly referred to as “Uncle Rick” by his dearest friends. He was very generous and had the attitude with his treasures “5 bucks or free”. He never took the easy way out, when it came to working, he always chose the hardest job and took great pride in his work. He worked as a Hod carrier for many years, then his favorite job was being the “Junkman”. He was everyone’s go-to-guy to have scrap hauled off. Although he was suffering with Lymphoma he worked harder than anyone I know. He enjoyed getting his boat and going to Strawberry fishing with his friends. Deer and elk hunting over the years with family created the greatest memories. Snowmobiling trips up Spanish Fork canyon was always a thrill. He had a love for hand-me-down vehicles from Grandma Barbs old Pontiac to dad’s GMC trucks and the Big truck that dad hauled the horses in. He had the greatest love for his cats and they had the greatest love for him. The last 4 days of his life he had one little cat that stayed right by his side sleeping on his arm with her head on his hand. Occasionally she would crawl up by his face and put her mouth up to his as though she was checking to see if he was still breathing. Rick was one of the smartest around. He could take a piece of worthless junk and turn it into something really great, and make anything work. Rick knew more about Utah’s history than some of the great historians. He attended Provo High School and Utah Technical College (Trade Tech) learning mechanics, sharing his knowledge with everyone. When friends or others needed parts, tools, lawnmowers or any special or specialty item they would come to Rick and if he didn’t have it, he would find it for them. The treasures he would find were priceless. Rick was a fighter when it came to illness, he didn’t complain about the pain and everything he was going through. It was hard keeping him down. There were so many times the doctors would say he won’t pull through this and we would get family together and to the doctor’s surprise he pulled through. The hospital would call and say he is getting out of the bed and going home. Then the call would come that he is outside getting ready to walk home. He had so many friends that were there for him that it was hard to send messages to them all to not pick him up from the hospital and leave him there until he was feeling better. He was a handful and very loved. “A Crazy Old Coot who don’t give two toots” He will be truly missed by so many. His nephew Brandon Robbins was like a son to him, he taught him everything about the junking business and how to fix everything. Brandon was by his side until he died, he was the best caregiver I have ever seen. He was preceded in death by his parents Gary H and Doreen Wicen Nuttall, his sister Cherie Nuttall, his grandparents Hugh and Barbara Koyle Nuttall and Bernard and Rhea Wicen. He is survived by siblings Michael (Susan) Nuttall, Kathy (Gary) Jolley and his favorite Deanne (Steve) Heinz, and 11 nieces and nephews, and 34 great nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Larry Ford and Dr. Steven Wallentine who Rick had such respect and love for, also a special thanks to Intermountain Hospice. Graveside Services provided by Premier Funeral Services, Thursday May 19th at 11:00am East Lawn Memorial Hills Provo, UT.
Ricky W. Nuttall Born June 5, 1953 in Provo, UT, died May 12, 2022 at his home Provo, UT. Rick was a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin, great friend and helper to many. He was fondly referred to as “Uncle Rick” by his dearest... View Obituary & Service Information
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Ricky W. Nuttall
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