Mr. Richard S. Veasey, a lifelong resident of Georgetown, DE passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at his home. He was 85 years old.
He was the son of the late Thomas Parker and Nellie Davidson Veasey. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Janice L. Veasey and brothers Johnny, Edward, Preston, Willard, Raymond, and Harry as well as his canine companion “Beasey” whom Richard adored.
Richard began his working career with the Delaware State Police, Troop 4 as a civilian employee, retiring from the State after 43 years of service. He was very proud of his work and association with his many police friends.
Raymond Lynch was somewhat of a father figure and mentor for Richard. He would work for Ray in the evenings after leaving his work at Troop 4. He helped doing autobody work and detailing of cars for Ray for many years and spoke very highly of him, contributing much of his success in life to Ray.
Friday nights became the chicken and dumpling party nights at Richard’s garage with many friends attending for a good time to be had by all. Posted in his garage was a sign which read “What happens in the garage, stays in the garage”. Saturday mornings at 6 AM Richard was visited by Dean Baker and Wayne Thorton, bringing with them a breakfast sandwich and coffee. They rarely missed a Saturday morning until Covid 19 restrictions changed our lives, Richard also attended monthly fish fries held at the Seaford Moose Lodge with Mitch Cooper, Dean Baker and Wayne Thorton.
Among his many interests were raising Black Angus Cattle, incubating, and hatching pheasant, duck and peacock eggs. Having and sharing his large vegetable garden with many friends and neighbors. Richard’s favorite pastime was driving his red pickups around the neighborhood and in Georgetown visiting neighbors, friends, and relatives.
Richard is survived by three brothers Kendal, Ralph and Harold Veasey, a sister-in-law and caregiver Darlene Houseman and his 24/7 caregiver Oretha Quah. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. A special thanks to Griswold Home Health Care and Compassionate Care Hospice for their kindness, compassion, and comfort.
A walk thru viewing will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM at St. John’s United Methodist Church Cemetery on Gravel Hill Road in Georgetown.
Flowers are welcome or donations in Richard’s memory can be made to St. John’s U.M. Church Cemetery, PO Box 395, Georgetown, DE 19947.
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