Henry “Herman” Richie, 89, husband of Evelyn (Hutchens) Richie of Fairfield, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at the Shenandoah Hospice House in Fishersville.

Mr. Richie was born in Rockbridge County on Oct. 27, 1932, a son of the late Hubert Richie and Clara Bell (Smiley) Richie.

Herman was a veteran of the United States Navy Reserve. He was a life member of the Old Providence Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church where he was an elder for 60 years and sang in the church choir for 72 years. He sang in the Keys Quartet and enjoyed gardening.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Richie was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Richie and his wife Pearlene.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 66 years, is a son, Randy Richie of Fairfield; a daughter, Sarah Richie Dagenhart (Barry) of Rock Hill, S.C.; three grandchildren, Lance Richie (Holly), Jamey Dagenhart (Tiffany), and Rachel D. Kirby (Tyler); four great-grandchildren, Parker, Caleb and Graham Dagenhart, and Emma Kirby; a nephew, Chuck Richie (Rhonda); and three nieces, Debbie Mynes (Buck), Tammy McKibben (Rick), and Linda Richie.

A service of worship was held on Monday, Oct. 17, at Old Providence A.R. Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dr. J. Barry Dagenhart and James MacDougall.

Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers were J.B. Cash, Brad Worley, Lenny Phillips, Dean Lunsford, Scott Earhart, and Rick McKibben. Honorary pallbearer was Sam Topping.

Memorials may be made to the Old Providence ARP Church organ fund, c/o Kay Buchanan, 1005 Spottswood Road, Spottswood, VA 24476.

The family would like to express a sincere “Thank you” to Dr. Rob Marsh, the staff of Augusta Health, Home Health Care nurse Pam Worley, and the Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah for the care shown to Mr. Richie.

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 230 Frontier Drive, Staunton, was in charge of his arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www. coffmanfuneralhome. net.


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