Richard “Ric” Lowell Frost, 58, of Zephyrhills FL passed away on Thursday morning, September 21, 2023 surrounded by his beloved family. Ric was born in Flint, Michigan to Donald Frost and Shirley (Vargason) Frost. Ric was the 1982 valedictorian of Flint Christian High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornerstone University in 2009. He married Debra “Debbie” Boris July 30, 1988 and they began their lives together in Flint, Michigan. Their wedding reception is still talked about amongst attendees – where the family tradition of the “Alligator” began. Ric and Debbie recently celebrated 35 years of marriage while living in Michigan, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Florida. Ric was a member of the Zephyrhills Moose Lodge where he held positions on the Board of Officers and was the office manager of the Lodge until health reasons forced him to retire.
Ric was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. Ric was a generous, fun-loving guy that was devoted to his wife. He loved spending time with his extended family; especially his nieces and nephews – when the geeky kid at heart in him always came out. Ric tried to live life to the fullest and bring a smile to those around him. In his free time, he enjoyed reading, computers, working in the garden and listening to music of all genres. Ric was an avid traveler, visiting family and friends all over the US. He took several cruises to exotic destinations including Greece, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Alaska, The Bahamas, and several Caribbean Islands.
Family and friends will fondly remember Ric as a funny, unique, kind, sincere, and giving person that stayed true to his beliefs. A computer whiz before computers were even a thing – Ric could explain computers and technology to anybody. Ric would give his shirt off his back or his last dollar to somebody in need. He showed that generosity each year during the Toys for Tots events at the Moose Lodge which benefitted local children and their families.
Ric is survived by his devoted wife, Debbie; his parents, Donald and Shirley; his sister, Theresa (Gary) Hurd; aunts Phyliss, Margaret (Joe), Connie (Jimmy) and Donna; brothers-in-law Steven (Tammy), Anthony (Sherry), and David (Rebecca) and their families. Also surviving are his beloved nieces, Nicole and Courtney; nephews, Matthew and Michael as well as 11 great-nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Ric’s Life will be held at 1pm on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Calvary Baptist Church in Kalkaska MI. The second service will be held at the Zephyrhills Moose Lodge after the new year.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family to help offset funeral and travel expenses or to the American Kidney Fund (kidneyfund.org).