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Richard Ralph
Suggitt, III

August 15, 1942 – October 18, 2018

Richard Suggitt, III
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Richard Ralph Suggitt, III passed away October 18, 2018 at Fair Oaks Hospital surrounded by his family and the prayers of many friends.

Richard is survived by his wife of 25 years, Kathy Suggitt of Haymarket, VA: son, Richard Suggitt of Grand Rapids, MI; daughters, Jacquie Harwood (Josh) of Aldie, VA, Rachelle Peoria (Matthew) of Alexandria, VA, Christine Falcon of Alexandria, VA; step-daughters, Kate Jenkins (Jeremy) of Charles Town, WV, Kristin Campbell of VA; grandchildren, Matea, Caleb and Zachariah Harwood, Rebecca and Lauren Jenkins, Cole Campbell; brother, Steve Suggitt (Nelly) of Kingsport, TN; nephew, Donald Suggitt; niece, Brenda Manning (Mark) of Greenville TN: former wife Rachel Falcon of Alexandria, VA. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Ralph Suggitt, Jr. and Wilma Jean Suggitt, and brother Donald Suggitt of Grand Rapids.

Richard was born August 15, 1942 and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. He joined the Army in December of 1963 and served as a clerk specialist stationed in Suitland, Maryland and Korea. It was while serving in the Army that he found his love of accounting, a profession he enjoyed for 53 years. After leaving the Army he moved to Brooklyn where he got married, worked for Warner Bros., and attended college while raising a family of three daughters. In 1976, after receiving his Certified Public Accountant degree, Richard and his family moved to Texas where he worked for Fox & Jacobs and later, Sullivan Properties. He also became a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan. Richard returned in 1985 to the Washington area living in Vienna, VA. He enjoyed working as CFO at General Heating in Manassas, VA from 1987 until 2000. He continued accounting and tax preparation work from home until the time of his death and also volunteered for many years doing free tax returns through AARP. Following his divorce, Richard met and married the “girl next door”, Kathy Rodgers, in 1993, and became a father to her two daughters.

In his spare time Richard was a classic car enthusiast. He took great pride in the 1960 Corvette he bought and restored in the 1970s. In addition to fixing anything that had moving parts, Richard was an accomplished wood worker, making cabinets and remodeling kitchens. He made beautiful restoration furniture. His favorite expression was “if I build it, Kathy will fill it”, and he built a lot. If anything was ever broken, Pop would fix it.

A honeymoon cruise with Kathy in 1993 gave Richard the travel bug. He became an avid cruiser taking 21 cruises with Kathy over the next 22 years, enjoying the beauty and history of the overseas destinations and the wonderful friends he made on the ships. Traveling to many of our National Parks was a favorite of Richard’s travels. His goal to travel to all 50 states was accomplished with the exception of Wisconsin.

Richard enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with his six wonderful grandchildren. He was always thinking of ways to teach them things and to spoil them.

He will be missed by all!

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas, VA 20110. A Celebration of Life and sharing of memories will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 p.m.

Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Research Hospital or Canine Companions.

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When Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location
Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center
Address
10001 Nokesville Road
Manassas, VA 20110

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When
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 2:00pm
Location
Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center
Address
10001 Nokesville Road
Manassas, VA 20110
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