Richard "Rick" Joseph Geist

Saturday, June 7, 1958 - Monday, September 16, 2019

A Man Who Enjoyed Life

Photo of Richard "Rick" Joseph Geist  - 1958-2019

Canton- Richard “Rick” Joseph Geist, age 61, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Rick was born June 7, 1958 in Rochester, New York to the late Charles John Geist and the late Shirley Meier Geist.  He had made his home in Haywood County for the past 18 years and had been employed as a master automobile mechanic.  Rick was always willing to help those who needed assistance with automobile repairs, never ever turning anyone away.  He was blessed with an outgoing personality and this brought multitudes of friendships into his life. He was a man who loved his family and a man who lived every day to its fullest. Following his example, cherish your yesterdays, dream your tomorrows and live your todays. We give thanks for the life of Richard “Rick” Geist.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Marilyn Moulton Geist of Canton; his siblings, Charles D. Geist and Grace of Rochester, New York, Deborah Tracey and Allen of Rochester, New York and Robert J. Geist  and Lisa Rosato of Rochester, New York; several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews; many special friends and also his beloved dogs, “Buffy” and  “Red”.

To honor the request of Mr. Geist, no formal funeral services will be held.

Memorials may be made in his memory to Haywood Hospice, 43 Bowman Drive, Waynesville, NC 28785

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Geist family.         

Condolences from family and friends

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Our sincere condolences to the Geist Family. We did not know Rick, however are aware that he fought a long health battle. Love and prayers for peace and fond memories.
Kathi and Joe Swaja
I am heartbroken to lose you, baby brother. Rest easy and pray for me. I love you forever.
Deborah Geist Tracey
My Love, I miss you terribly. You were not only wonderful to those you knew, but you spoiled me over the last 33 years. I read something recently which expresses my thoughts. "Sometimes when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated". RIP until we meet again.
Marilyn Geist
Sorry to hear about my childhood friends passing , had a lot of good times with him , Rest In Peace my friend
Thomas A , & Christine A. Andreassi
Our deepest sympathy to the Geist family. Rick was an awesome. It always puts a smile on my face hearing him complain every time I brought my Ford into his shop to fix. You will be missed by many my friend. RIP Rick.
Rick & Kathy Miller