He was born Sept. 26, 1948, to Floyd and Kathy Weir. He was the youngest of two children, joining his sister, Wendy Weir. The family moved to Burns when Rick was 12, where he went to grade school and graduated from Burns High School in 1967. During high school, he was very active in sports. He received a basketball scholarship to Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, where he attended school until his family relocated to Eugene for better opportunities. He decided to follow and continue his education at Lane Community College, majoring in forestry. After graduating, he got a job with the marking crew with the Burns Forest Service.
On June 23, 1973, Rick married Karen Myree Tiller. Starting their lives together, they lived at the Old Bennett Motel, until they moved to apartments in the old hospital.
In 1975, they had their first daughter, Karrie, and Katie joined later in 1985. Rick worked in various mills all over Eastern Oregon and Northern California for 40 years as a log scaler (16 years of that was working all week and coming home on weekends).
In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and four-wheeling. He was a wonderful cartoon artist and added his own personality to his works of art. He refinished old wood furniture pieces, turning them into beautiful masterpieces that will last forever. He also enjoyed making huge campfires that would leave mud around the fire pit. He would spend a good hour in the grocery store talking to everyone to see how they were doing. He had the best humor and was always smiling, even more so when he was giving someone a hard time.
Rick is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Karrie and Katie; grandsons, Maximus and Bobby Dascomb; sister, Wendy Weir; nephew, Eric Weir; mother-in-law, Larraine Tiller; brother- and sister-in-law, Randy and Connie Tiller; brother-in-law, Rocky Tiller; and nephews, Robby Tiller and family, Brandon Tiller and wife, and Mathew Tiller.
He was preceded in death by Floyd and Kathy Weir; and father-in-law, Bob Tiller.