With heavy, heavy hearts, we announce our warrior, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, Richard “Rick” Sean McNulty, lost his battle with PTSD when the pain became unbearable on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
Rick was born on April 6, 1972, in Everrett, Washington, but grew up most of his life in Sequim, Washington and a short time in California. Rick always had a love for anything culinary and worked after high school at a few restaurants.
Rick entered the military at 26 years of age. He proudly served in the US Army and Utah Army National Guard. He served for a combined total of 18 years and his country is better for it. He was deployed to combat theatres such as Iraq and Kuwait where he served with distinction and honor. Rick ultimately retired as a Sergeant First Class (E7).
In 2006, Rick moved to Utah where he took a job as a carpenter at CLP Resources. That is where he met his wife of over 15 years. They married on January 12, 2007.
Rick’s greatest joy in life was watching his family grow and learn. He loved teaching his boys to be respectful young men but was also still a boy at heart in many respects.
Rick is survived by his loving wife, Heidi McNulty, his three sons Kaden Evan McNulty, Cole Steven McNulty and Miles Danger McNulty, and his brothers Jeffery Marc McNulty, Christopher Brian McNulty, and Richard James McNulty. Rick was proceeded in death by his grandparents, and his younger brother, Steven Patrick McNulty.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 3rd, at Larkin Mortuary Riverton, located at 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to services beginning at 4:00 PM.
To watch the previously held funeral services, please click the "Watch Services" link above.
I am sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I am grateful that men like him served our country and supported those that served. He has been a good friend to my brother and I will pray for his family to receive the grace and comfort only God can give. My condolences on his passing.
SFC Rick McNulty was one of the most effective leaders I’ve had the privilege of serving with throughout my last 24 years of military service. He taught me the ropes as a young Sergeant transitioning into 1-41FA, 1BCT, 3rd Infantry Division. Little did he know the examples he set were the ones that set the standards for success throughout my career. We will miss him. We will never forget our brother Rick and the confidence and candor he showed while making the toughest task look easy.
Speed and Power!
Rock Of The Marne!
Dear McNulty Family,
I am so sorry for your loss and pain. I wish I could ease your sorrow in this time of bereavement. Though nothing can compensate adequately for the place Rick held in your hearts or the role he played in your lives, I offer a few impressions and memories of Rick from our deployment in the hopes that they will have some ameliorating affect.
I served with Rick in Iraq in 2010-11. He was a machine gunner and a intelligence collector on our mission. I was impressed with then SGT McNulty from the moment I met him in A Company. He was always cool, calm and collected--a veritable Steve McQueen! He was a highly reliable Soldier. He was steady and committed throughout the mob; he seemed unflappable and resilient no matter the situation; and he often sported that hint of a smile that let you kind of see into his heart. Moreover, he maintained the highest levels of physical fitness. I remember our first APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test) after the mob. I was partnered with Rick. I prided myself on scoring well in the events of the fitness test, but I knew Rick would outperform me. I took this as motivation to push myself. What I didn't know, was how thoroughly he would school me. Rick, as expected, out performed me in repetitions on push-ups and sit-ups, and in form (because he not only prided himself on scoring well, but also in performing everything to standard), he respectfully pointed out to me that my form was such that several of my reps should not have counted; then he gave me that hint of a grin of his.
I will always remember Rick McNulty as reliable and steady, superbly fit and cryptically content.
We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet husband and father. We love your Mom & Dad and know the pain you & your children are feeling God Bless you & your family & may God bring you piece.
I'm very sorry to hear about Rick. We were together in A Co. 141 and in Iraq and I got to know him as well as I could but he was an understated guy as you know. I have no doubt his loss will be keenly felt.
With a sad heart I will not be able to be there in person
Please forgive me
I am there in mind and sole
To young tol. Leave us. God. Bless
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers- may good memories help you through this difficult time. Hugs and love your way
I knew Rick from way back to the days we worked at McDonalds in Washington. We have not kept in touch much except through Facebook but sending out thoughts to the family.
Good memories of playing hacky sack after the morning shift.
I wish I had a chance to meet Rick. I had a glimpse of the man he was through Heidi’s love and admiration for him. Our family is sending loves and prayers as we celebrate his life this coming week. Kedma