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“Dick was an esteemed colleague and congenial office mate. His memory lives on in the minds and hearts of the many he has guided. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Warren - Woodstock, VA

“I never liked science but I honestly enjoyed his geology classes. One of the best professors I encountered at LFCC. My sympathies to his family. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Natalie Wills - Winchester, VA

“Lorraine and Diane, Dick was a wonderful guy and I had the pleasure of having him as a teacher in Warren County and again later at LFCC. I was never...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Glenn Wood - Martinsville, VA

“Mrs Dovell,our sincere condolences, Mr Dovell was a wonderful person. sincerely Bonnie and Jerry Lewis ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: BONNIE LEWIS - VA

“Lorraine, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. He was such a nice man. I always enjoyed talking to him when he came to therapy. My...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Wanda Davis - Front Royal, VA

“He was a good teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Danny Whitsell - Front Royal, VA

“He was such a sweet man. Rest in peace Mr. Dovell. Prayers to Mrs. Dovell and family. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Jenny Sager - Front Royal, VA

“I have good memories of Mr. Dovell as my 8th grade homeroom and science teacher at WCHS in 1965-'66; and by the end of the year, I remember that I...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Kay Biggs Crowley - Toms Brook

“OH Lorraine, I'm so sorry. I only knew Dick when I'd see him with you at LDee's. For what he was going through, he was smiling. And I do remember...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Joan Shipman - Front Royal, VA

“Dear Lorraine,I am so sorry to learn of Dick's death. He was a warm and generous man. May the love of family and friends comfort you through this...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of "Dick's" passing.Youve gone through a lot together, now he's at peace. God be with you. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Pat & Bob Cullers - Strasburg, VA

“I had Mr. Dovell for math class at Mosby Academy. He was a great teacher and made learning math interesting. My stepson had him for geology at LFCC....Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda Elsea-Ramey - Front Royal, VA

“I learned so much from him and I wasn't even a student. He gave me so much information on the community of Front Royal and the history of it. I am...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Debby Sizer - VA

“One of my most favorite persons in the world. Loved him and still do. Prayers for the family. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Rosa Henry - Front Royal, VA

“Donnie and I enjoying connecting with Dick and Lorraine in 2015. Dick always had wonderful stories to tell and was quite a good listener. We extend...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Lorraine ~ This is so sad....a great man taken way too soon! Dick was a true gentleman with a kind soul. I bet he's sitting in the Royal Dairy in...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Becky and Leroy Lillard - SC

“Although many years ago... I was very fortunate to have Mr. Dovell as a Science Teacher. He was the best! Our prayers are with the family. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Grimsley - VA

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Richard passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Richard was a resident of Front Royal, Virginia at the time of passing.

He graduated from Warren County High School in 1955, after serving two years as president of the Front Royal Chapter of the Future Farmers of America, and was awarded a full academic scholarship to the University of Maryland, where he received a degree in General Agriculture in 1959.

The visitation for friends and family will be held at Maddox Funeral Home on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from12:00 to 2:00 p.m. followed by a service at 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in April at the Reliance Cemetery for the placement of his stone marker in the Dovell plot.

Due to his love of cats, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Warren County, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, Virginia for the "care of cats and kittens".  .