Woody Funeral Home-Parham

1771 North Parham Road Richmond, VA

Associates

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    Robert Colston

    General Manager

    Since the 1970s, Robert Colston has served families in the Richmond area of Virginia. He earned his mortuary science degree from John Tyler Community College and is dedicated to and passionate about helping people.

    Robert has been with Dignity Memorial® since the early 1990s and is past president of the Central District Funeral Directors Association.

    Robert lives in Midlothian and is a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church and the Brandermill Ruritan Club. He has also coached recreational sports in his community. In his spare time, Robert enjoys golfing, boating and rooting for ACC collegiate teams.

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    Richard Eugene Copeland

    Manager

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    Harold E Decker

    General Manager

    Harry Decker is a native of upstate New York and a 30-year resident of Iowa and Illinois before relocating to Virginia in 2010. He graduated Davis College in 1979 and Faith Baptist Bible College in 1981 with a bachelor of science in sacred music. Most recently, in 2017, he received an advanced standing diploma in mortuary science from Des Moines Area Community College. Harry began his cemetery and funeral career in 2002.

    Harry has 3 grown children who all live in the Midwest. Currently residing in Ashland, he shares his life with Susan. He enjoys playing the trumpet and piano, singing, playing golf, target shooting and doing handyman projects around the house.

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    Ingrid Brown

    Funeral Director

    Ingrid Sanchez Brown became part of the Dignity Memorial® family in 2003. She graduated from John Tyler Community College in 2004 and became a licensed funeral director in 2006. Ingrid is married and has a dog named Valhalla.

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    William James Dunn

    Funeral Director

    Since 2012 William, known by most as Jim, has provided compassionate care to families in the Richmond area with Woody Funeral Homes. Jim earned his Associate of Applied Science in mortuary science from John Tyler Community College in 1976. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most difficult times in life.

    When Jim is not serving families, he can be found volunteering with the Metro Richmond Flying Squad, providing support to the City of Richmond Fire Department, or with the Old Dominion Historical Fire Society. He is a lifelong volunteer firefighter having served with Goochland County Fire – Rescue and the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad. He is a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council 11172, Richmond Assembly 1163 and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and is an avid Green Bay Packer’s fan.

    Jim and his wife have been married for over four decades and live in the Short Pump area.