May 14, 1960 – July 11, 2022
Richard S. Walsh, 62, of Colonial Heights VA, gained his angel wings on July 11, 2022 at Bon Secours Hospice House in Midlothian.
Richard was born in Petersburg, VA, to Sterling R. Walsh and Alvora J. Davis Walsh on May 14, 1960. He went to school but later received his GED. He met his wife Tammie Padgett of 39 years in 1979, and they married on July 21, 1983 in Colonial Heights, VA. Richard was employed VDOT for many years and later worked for Chesterfield County where he later retired in 2015.
Richard was preceded in death by dad, Sterling Walsh and his daughter, Samantha Townsend.
Richard is survived by his wife, Tammie Walsh; daughter, Tamra Jones and John Jones; son Ryan Lawrence; sister, Katie Fox; sister, Juanita Walsh and David Lamb; brother, Russell Walsh; mother, Alvora; grandchildren, Thomas, Justin, James, Nevaeh, Maycie, and Ricki; brother-in- law, William; several nieces, nephews great nieces, and great nephews; and a host of cousins, other relatives and PLENTY OF FRIENDS!
Richard was an amazing father and papa to all of his kids and grandkids. They were his life; he did everything with them growing up! He was a family man all the way he loved spending time with his family. He loved EVERYBODY that’s just who he was!! He had so many friends, because he was just the type who made friends everywhere he went! He never met a stranger.
At the request of the family there will be no funeral service at this time. The family will be doing a celebration of life at a later time and details will be proviced.
J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911.