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DURHAM: Richard Beach, 86, passed away on July 18, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. He was born in Waynesville, NC to the late Joseph William Beach and Mary Catherine Cox Beach. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Joseph William Beach, Jr.

Mr. Beach helped organized Parkwood Volunteer Fire Dept. in 1969 and served in some capacity including chief until his death. He joined the National Guard at the age of 17 and served until his retirement after 42 years of service with the 440th Army Band. He enjoyed working with the Red Cross First Aid for 45 years in Raleigh and surrounding areas. Mr. Beach attended Wake Forest University, where he joined the school dance band. He continued to play “Big Band” music until the day before entering his final hospital visit.

Mr. Beach is survived by his loving wife, Patricia A. Beach; daughters, Kim Wrenn and husband, James, and Mary Helen Beach; son, Richard Creighton Beach, Jr.; and granddaughter, Jessica Leigh Wrenn.

A funeral service will be held at 12pm on Saturday, July 22 at Lowes Grove Baptist Church. The family will visit with friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow the services in Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.


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Visitation Prior the the Service

Saturday

22

Jul

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Lowes Grove Baptist Church

4430 S. Alston Ave.
Durham, NC 27713

Visitation Prior the the Service

Saturday

22

Jul

12:00 PM
Lowes Grove Baptist Church

4430 S. Alston Ave.
Durham, NC 27713

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