Richard Earl South

March 12, 1947 - July 6, 2021
Richard Earl South

Richard Earl South, 74, of Moundsville, WV. It is with great sadness we announce Richard’s passing on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at home.

He was born March 12, 1947, in Moundsville, a son of the late Herbert B. and Nellie C. (West) South. Richard was a Christian by faith and a proud US Army Veteran, serving 2 tours of duty during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW Post 437 and the American Legion Post 3. He was an avid outdoorsman and a talented painter, woodworker and gardener.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, James T. South and William P. South Sr.

Richard is survived by three siblings, Nellie C. Shipley of Savannah, GA, Norman South of Clarksville, TN and Dorris J. (Rick) Ford of Randolph, NY; nine nieces and nephews, Diana Gallovitch, Brian South, Crystal Mesecke, William P. South Jr., Kevin L. South, Rodney South, May Nolte, Jonette Muntz and Cindy Peterson.

The family would like to thank the staff from Valley Hospice for all of their care and support, including nurses Jackie and Trisha and his social worker, Paul.

Family and friends will be received Friday, July 9, 2021 from 10 am until time of services at 12 pm, at CARE Funeral and Cremation Services, 1500 Second St. with Pastor William P. South Jr. Interment and military honors will be held at Limestone Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice by clicking here.

Condolences may be offered to the family at carechapel.com.


Service

Friday, July 9, 2021
12:00 PM

CARE Funeral & Cremation Service – Moundsville - Directions
1500 Second Street
Moundsville, West Virginia 26041
304-810-0435

Visitation

Friday, July 9, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

CARE Funeral & Cremation Service – Moundsville - Directions
1500 Second Street
Moundsville, West Virginia 26041
304-810-0435

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  • September 16, 2022
    Matilde Lautman says:
    I like it when folks get together and share thoughts. Great website, keep it up!

  • July 08, 2021
    Beth Kidd says:
    Richard was a sweet man, always had a positive outlook. Sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in peace my friend

  • July 08, 2021
    Beth Kidd lit a candle:
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  • July 08, 2021
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Richard Earl South, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Richard Earl South, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †