Richard "Rick" Kevin Gravatt - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Richard “Rick” Kevin Gravatt

September 1, 1964 - July 13, 2023

It is with great sadness that the family of Richard “Rick” Gravatt announce his sudden passing on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at the age of 58.

Rick will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Kaci and Cami (fiancé, Carlos) Gravatt; mother, Louise (Jim) Franklin; brother, Steve (Charlene) Gravatt and sister, Terri (Barry) Bertrando; nieces and nephew, Kayla (Sean), Amanda, Samantha, and Garrett; as well as numerous extended family members and friends.

Rick had a passion for sports, specifically the Tennessee Titans and MOT Youth Sports.  He was known as “Coach Rick” to countless teams over the years, including soccer and football for MOT, and basketball and volleyball for the Boys and Girls Club of Middletown.  Rick’s other passions included travel to southeast Asia and bragging about his daughters’ accomplishments.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory, 275 E Main Street, Middletown, DE, on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 11:00 am.  Those attending are encouraged to wear Middletown blue or their favorite sports jersey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rick’s honor to organizations that are near and dear to his daughters’ hearts, Griffin Theatre, 701 Carson Drive, Bear DE 19701 or by clicking here or to Boys and Girls Clubs of America, 1275 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-3506 or by clicking here.


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15 Condolences for Richard “Rick” Kevin Gravatt

  • So sorry for a loss of another classmate. Our prayers go out to his family in this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your family! He was always such a pleasure at family parties. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

  • My love and blessings the born of you. God’s love

  • God bless you Rick, I loved playing baseball with you and against you, it was an honor for you to Strike me up, your curve ball was one of the best I ever seen, In sorry for taking one the Shortstop position my Freshman year,, it seemed like we were more of a track team then a baseball team, with all the freeking running we did,, I’ll blame Our coach Tom Nash for that one,, RIP my good bother, my God rest your soul, I guess I’ll see you some day and we can chop it up with each other,, LOVE YOU MAN🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😭😭😭😭🍻🍻🍻⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾

  • Rick was a great guy. We played sports together as kids and coached football together as adults. Rick related very well to the kids he coached and he loved sharing his knowledge. My families prayers go out to his mother, brother and sister.


  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and much love.
    The Lord is close to the broken hearted. Psalms 34:18.

  • I wish to express my deepest condolences to Rick and his family. May God bless Rick’s family with abundance of love and I trust he is now in good hand of Lord in a better place.
    With love and peace.

  • Rest in peace my dear friend. I will always have great memories of you throwing me the football. You will be missed, and remembered.

  • I was so sad to hear about the passing of a great man and friend! Rick spread love wherever he went and I’m so grateful to have shared in that the short time that I had the pleasure of working with him and knowing him. Will miss all of his holiday greetings and hilarious dad jokes! Love you Cami! Thanks for sharing him with us all! Will be praying for your family!

  • Coach Rick was a great guy and great coach, i am praying for him and his family. All Love!

  • Coach Rick was an amazing coach and person. He played a huge role in me developing a deep love for the game of football. I played for Coach Rick for 3 seasons. Every fall he’d come by my house and drop off plums for me and my siblings. I’ll never forget that awesome 2012 Eagles season. It was 11 years ago, but a year I’ll never forget. Sending prayers to his family and friends.

  • Rest in Paradise My friend I’ll remember all the times our girls were in the school musicals and hearing you cheer them on I know Gary was happy to see you. To the family you have my deepest sympathy 🙏🏾

  • I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this difficult time as we offer our sincere condolences. I am sharing in your sadness and may the happy memories give us peace and comfort during this challenging time. A beloved friend to me and my family. He will be forever missed. Rest in peace..❤️😭😭😭🙏🙏🙏

  • Sitting here on the porch in Butler Tennessee, childhood memories run down my face. Im sorry we lost touch all these years. Godspeed Cousin ❤️