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Mr. Richard William "Rick" Bordas

Mr. Richard William "Rick" Bordas
  • August 1, 1948 - September 18, 2013
  • Louisville, Kentucky

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“Dear Lori I learned of Rick's passing last night. Ginny and I grieve with you and family. As I read Rick's memorial I was blessed learning more of...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: john tackett

“Dear Lori, Josh, Jeffrey, Drew and Matt, I am so sorry for your loss and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. The testimonies at...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Len Moisan - Fisherville, KY

“I will remember you always. I'm sure that mom was waiting to welcome you. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Brian Pauley - Charleston, WV

“So sorry for your lose. I pray for peace for all of the Bordas clan. Ricky was a part of my high school life that can still make me smile. I can't...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Peggy Travinski Cafaro - Lynbrook, NY

“I went to high school with Ricky. He was 2 years behind me but he is one of my fondest memories of my senior year. Normally seniors don't pay...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Becky Hudnall - San Francisco, CA

“Rick always had a smile and a twinkle in his eye, especially when talking about his family. He lived his Christian faith for all to see and was a...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Lynn Hobbs - Shelbyville, KY

“Rick will be missed in this world. I have fond memories of Rick interacting with his own boys and the many young men he impacted through sports. ...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Terry Gehrke - Louisville, KY

“I didn't know Rick well, but evidence of his love for the Lord was all around me. My son was one of the boys Rick mentored. Rick made a difference...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Duke - Louisville, KY

“Lori So sorry to here of Rick's passing you and your family will be in my prayers in this very difficult time. He and Trecia can catch up on old...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: SQUEAK PETERSON - CHARLESTON, WV

“You will never be forgotten. I love you big brother! ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Thomas G. Bordas - Winchester, KY

“Rick Bordas maintained a constant and joyous testimony for Christ throughout his life - and to the very end of his life. I rejoice he is now with his...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jason & Karen Allen - Kansas City, MO

“Rick Bordas was a constant source of encouragement to me and many of the other young men serving in the Foundation House at Southern Seminary. Some...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Charles Smith - Kansas City, MO

“Rick Bordas was a giant among men and a man who demonstrated his devotion to Christ in every way. There is no way to calculate the influence of a man...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Albert Mohler - Louisville, KY

“Simply one of the best.....thoughts and prayers are with his family. The Lopez's ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Fred Lopez - Louisville, KY


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BORDAS,
Richard W., 65 of Louisville.
Rick Bordas had a change of address. On September 18, 2013 he joyfully moved to his new home in heaven. Since believing in Jesus as his Lord and Savior 25 years ago, he has longed for the day when he would see him face to face. That day has come!
Rick turned 65 last month. One of his few disappointments in life was qualifying for Medicare only a short time. He often said, "It's no big deal." Rick excelled at having a right perspective on the things of this world. He recently told a young man he mentored that the most important things in life are God, family and friends. He had no regrets that he didn't make more money or work harder at his career.
Most of Rick's life was invested in important things like loving his family, building relationships, studying God's Word, mentoring young men, coaching basketball, playing golf every now and then and dancing almost every evening.
Rick never met a stranger, and he was never at a loss for words. He worked a room with skill and ease. He would tell you it is better to be interested than interesting, but often said that he couldn't help it if he had better stories than everyone else!
Rick and his wife Lori just celebrated their 30th anniversary. No one thought it would last, seriously, no one, but God had other plans. He took two self-absorbed people who thought they deserved to be happy and showed them the way to true happiness is in Christ alone.
Rick was the proud father of three sons and one stepson. According to him, they are the smartest, best looking and funniest kids in the entire world. They have, however, in recent years been replaced by the smartest, best looking and funniest grandchildren in the entire world.
Rick was the second in a family of nine children. Many of his fondest memories of growing up in West Virginia include the hilarious times he had with his siblings and parents.
A member of Southeast Christian Church, Rick considered it a privilege to serve as a deacon, greeter and D group leader for a dozen young men through their high school, college and early married years. This group was a blessing until Rick's last day on earth.
As a veteran of the Vietnam War, Rick loved this country. It never ceased to amaze him how many people take for granted the precious freedom we enjoy in America. Years ago, he gave up watching nightly news programs for wholesome entertainment such as Kentucky Basketball and Duck Dynasty.
Rick loved The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and served on the Foundation Board for the last seven years. Once he caught the vision for the work, he told anyone who would listen how well they equip young men and women to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
Rick was surprised and honored in June when The Rick Bordas Fund for Student Discipleship was established at the Seminary—yet another example of what God can do with one surrendered life. This fund will be used to pour into the lives of seminary students as they answer God's call to serve Him in ministry.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2825 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.
After all, "The grass withers and the flowers fade but the Word of the Lord endures forever" (Isaiah 40:8).
Rick is survived by his wife, Lori, three sons and their wives, Drew and Kennington, Matt and Karen, Josh and Jessica and one Stepson and his #1 fan, Jeffrey Peterson. Six grand kids, Anna, Lauren, Ryan, Andrew, Ben and Sadie and one on the way, his parents, Jim and Margaret Anne Bordas and seven siblings, Jimmy, Mike, John, Mark, Suellen, Tom and Aimee and too many nieces and nephews to list. He is preceded in death by his sweet brother Joe.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 22 from 1:00 - 6:00 at Rattermans Funeral Home in Middletown. Funeral services at Southeast Christian Church on Monday the 23rd at 9:00 am.