Richard A. Park

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Dr. Richard A. Park died at his home on Constance Woods Drive on Nov. 9, 2003.

He was born in Ashland, Ohio in 1927 and during WWII he served in the Marine Corps on a troop transport ship. Richard was a retired Presbyterian minister and a member of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Terry Trent Park, and is survived by his wife, Lynnette Holmes Park; his daughters, Kim Jamison, her husband David and his grandsons Weston and Chase Jamison of Windsor, Mindy Park of Newport News and Valerie Freeman and her husband Terry of Hampton as well as his wife’s children, Sheri Pritchard and his granddaughter Peyton of Suffolk, Jay Gabbert of Charlotte, N.C. and Michelle Kjeldgaard and her husband Todd of Albuqurque, NM.

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The memorial service will be held at West End Baptist Church by the Rev. T.F. Irby Jr. at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The family will remain after the service to greet friends.

Parr Funeral Home is serving the family. Richard asked that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to The Mildred and Lynn Holmes Scholarship Fund, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, 3373 Pruden Blvd., Suffolk, Va. 23434, or Edmarc Hospice for Children, P.O. Box 2105, Chesapeake, Va. 23327-2105.