Richard P. ‘Rick’ Skelton Sr., Navy veteran who served for 20 years

Richard P. 'Rick' Skelton Sr.
Richard P. ‘Rick’ Skelton Sr.

Richard P. “Rick” Skelton Sr., of Virginia Beach, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, with his loving wife by his side.

Born in Batavia, New York, to the late Phyllis Blair Skelton and Edward Phillip Skelton, Rick was a very caring and thoughtful husband who cherished all of his family members, military coworkers, friends and canine companions.

Rick served in the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 1994 traveling throughout the world, and not only served, but also worked on a variety of ships. He retired as a damage control petty officer first class, surface warfare. After retiring from the military, Rick joined the VFW, Post 392. He enjoyed camping, fishing, riding his motorcycle, John Wayne movies and was an avid NASCAR fan.

Left to cherish Rick’s memory are his wife of 23 years, Susan Hines Skelton; four children, Richard P. Skelton Jr., Amy Poland (Joe), Heather Lee and Thomas E. Lee II; seven grandchildren, Matthew Lee, Brandon Poland, Alexis Poland, Connor Poland, Sebastian Lee, Thomas Lee III and Jessica Skelton; three sisters, Karen Rumsey (Jerry), Carol Pascuzzo and Linda Herrington; two brothers, Billy Skelton (Cindy) and Steven Skelton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Great appreciation goes out to all the doctors and nurses who have assisted over the years, especially Dr. Gauri Radkar; Dr. Derik Falk; the sweet Laura Mackey, R.N.; Marilyn King, N.P.; Dana Kramp, Team Coordinator; and Crystal Roberts, M.A.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, June 21, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. A funeral will follow visitation at 1 p.m. with burial in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery following services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rick’s name to Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad or Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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