Patrick "Rick" Allen Prusynski

Born on August 24, 1953

Departed on August 29, 2017 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Patrick Allen Prusynski 64 of Nashville, TN passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Born August 24, 1953 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Robert and Dian Prusynski.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Prusynski (2015); mother, Dian Prusynski (2009); and his brother, Paul Prusynski (2001).

He is survived by his companion, Rhonda Goostree; daughter, Shannon (Daniel) Miller; granddaughter, Carly; siblings, Connie Dolan, Barb Geiger, Chico Prusynski, John Prusynski (Valerie), Jim Prusynski (Kim), as well as many nieces and nephews, and his beloved yellow lab, Butter.

Rick enjoyed his family, classic cars and motorcycles. Rick was a valued employee of Berry Plastics or 28 years.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017 at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be held Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at West Harpeth Funeral Home.

11 Comments to Patrick "Rick" Allen Prusynski

  1. Judy Brinley
    August 31, 2017 12:53 pm

    Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Rick Prusynski and may you find comfort and peace in your hearts. RIP Rick.. May you & Paul ride that long highway to Heaven.. 🏍🙏

  2. Taryn
    August 31, 2017 11:42 pm

    Prusynski, Patrick “Rick” Allen

  3. Chelsea Madden
    September 1, 2017 10:25 am

    You were so loved Rick especially by Shannon Miller she adored you, my heart goes out to everyone who this is a loss for, it’s also a loss to the world because you were one of the good ones, fly high sweet man♡

  4. Jane and Bud Morgan
    September 1, 2017 11:51 am

    Yes, from what we knew about you several years ago
    We thought you were a great guy and then we knew you were because you were like Shannon’s real Dad and little Carly was just beginning to know her Papaw! I know how much Shannon thought of you; she told us the last time she visited us that you were more like a real Dad than anyone as you were always there for her to guide her and teach her values. We know she is devatstated because you were her Dad! May you Rest In Peace Rick and may God bless your family, your partner in life, and Shannon and herfamily!

  5. Jane and Bud Morgan
    September 1, 2017 11:53 am

    I did it is listed above as I replied when I read the obituary.

  6. chico
    September 1, 2017 2:41 pm

    Rick you will truly be missed by all that knew you. i;m just sitting here thinking about all the good times that you me and mike and mike catch you all later chico

  7. chico
    September 1, 2017 2:42 pm

    Rick you will truly be missed by all that knew you. i;m just sitting here thinking about all the good times that you me and mike and mike had catch you all later chico

  8. Brenda Boyte
    September 1, 2017 6:34 pm

    Rhonda, I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. Chelsea Madden
    September 1, 2017 11:59 pm

    I also want to personally acknowledge Rhonda, I never forget when someone is nice to me, and I remember you were! From what I saw you are a beautiful smart funny woman who I’m sure warmed Ricks heart and kept him on his toes, I know he wouldn’t have had just anyone by his side, and to all of his siblings i never had the pleasure, but my condolences to all of you as well♡

  10. Jeannie Prusynski-Wall
    September 2, 2017 8:44 am

    Rick, I can’t begin to tell you how incredibly sad I’ve been since hearing of your passing. I’ve known you for 40 years and for 13 of those years, I was proud to be your wife. I’ve been over those 13 years many times in the past 2 days and it was all pretty good. I’m gonna really gonna miss you not being on this earth. Shannon, I am so sorry that you had to lose your Dad. I know that he loved you very much and he was so proud of Carly. The last time I saw Rick, all he could was talk about was her and he showed me all the pics on his phone of her. You be sure and tell her that her Papaw was crazy about her. Rick was one of the good ones and he will be missed by so many people.

  11. Barb Geiger
    September 6, 2017 12:06 am

    We are all hurting so much. Someone in Nashville said that Rick was so cool. Those may seem like simple words but they are so true. He was smart, hard working, easy going, generous and so much fun to be with. He was cool! To Shannon and Daniel and Rhonda…I feel your pain.

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