Richard Lee Rountree

February 5, 1947April 14, 2019

Richard “Rick” Lee Rountree, age 72, passed away on April 14, 2019, in Holland, Michigan, surrounded by his loving family including his three children, Rich, Rachelle, and Ashley and their families. Rick was born in Topeka, Kansas on February 5, 1947. He was married to the love of his life, Elaine Agnes Pleva Rountree, on May 21, 1977, who preceded him in death on April 27, 1997. Also preceding him was his twin brother Larry Rountree, his brother John David Domine, his father Edward Orlando Rountree, and his mother Maxine Leatha Kubesh Domine.

Rick is survived by his brother Robert (Linda) Rountree, sister Marcia (Patrick) Magee, brother Mark Domine, his son Richard (Jennifer) Rountree, daughter Rachelle (Mark) Rokos, daughter Ashley (Trevor) Hansen, and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

All who knew Rick were aware of his love of golf. He was a long-time member of Interlochen Golf Club and even worked there for many years, so he could always be at the course. You could count on Rick to gather friends and family to participate in numerous golf outings every year. During his tenor at Carpenter Enterprises, Rick traveled the world over. He was able to visit South Africa, Japan, China, Indonesia, England, Mexico and so many more. He was also proud to have visited all fifty of the United States of America. Rick was a long-time member of the Elks Club, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the American Military League, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Rick was a proud supporter of the US Military as he himself proudly served in the United States Army.

Rick’s family will miss his wicked sense of humor as he could always make people laugh with his crazy jokes and outrageous stories. His family and friends will miss him, but are grateful that he is now reunited with his beautiful bride, Elaine.

Visitation will be at Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City on Thursday, April 18th from 10am - 1 pm followed by a funeral service at 1 pm. Committal will be at Memorial Gardens immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you consider donating to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Memory of Rick and Elaine Rountree.


  • Susan G. Komen


  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Jim Parkhurst

April 17, 2019

Rick was one of a kind. Had a nickname for everybody and a off color joke. I made sure I got to the course 15 minutes before I needed to just so I could gab with him. Funny funny man. I am glad he got to spend the last couple yrs with all his kids and grandkids. He has been missed since he moved and I will continue to keep a memory everytime I pull into Interlochen. God Bless.

Mary Liggett

April 16, 2019

Rachelle, Mark and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

George Bonnell

April 16, 2019

So sorry to hear of Rick's passing sorry I won't be there for the services

Charlene Trower

April 15, 2019

We are saddened to hear about the passing of our brother-in-law Rick. He was a fun loving guy who always had a smile on his face. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with the entire during this sad and difficult time. We love you all very, very much. Hugs to everyone.


Aunt Charlene & Uncle Bud