Richard Lynn Rhea, 60, died in the line of duty Saturday, January 24, 2009, while working a vehicle accident as a volunteer fire fighter for Crawfordville Volunteer Fire Department.
He worked for General Dynamics as a Loss Prevention Manager and he was a volunteer fire fighter and an Emergency Medical Technician in Wakulla County. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry and served in the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Linda Rhea; his children: Carrie Rhea, Chase Hamilton, Sam Rhea, and Franci Hamilton-Nixon; his grandchildren: Callyn Mitchell, Jessica Nixon, Lauren Nixon and Matt Nixon; his father, William Samuel Rhea; four brothers: William Rhea, John Rhea, Dan Rhea and Joe Rhea.
He was predeceased by his mother, Helen Shannon Rhea.
Visitation is Monday, January 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, Florida.
The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 28th at Crawfordville United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the Wakulla County Livestock Pavilion from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Donations for a future scholarship fund may be made at any Wakulla Bank location, P.O. Box 610, Crawfordville, FL 32327, marked for the benefit account of Richard Rhea.
This announcement originally published on January 26, 2009.
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