OBITUARY

Richard Lee Pride, Jr.

July 19, 1961February 17, 2021
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Richard Lee Pride, Jr., 59, passed away on February 17, 2021 in Charlotte, NC. He was born on July 19, 1961 to Dessie Taylor and Richard Lee Pride, Sr. He spent over twenty years with the love of his life, his wife, Sharon Alvarez.

Richard started working as a plumber at 16 years old and stayed with the company he loved, Roto-Rooter, for his entire career. In his free time, he enjoyed dirt track racing, riding his three-wheel motorcycle, and walking on the beach.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Dessie Deese, and Richard “Pop” Pride, Sr.; and his sister, Darlene Visage.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Gina “Toot” (Bryan) Carter, Angel (Johnny) King; step-daughters, Nikki (Chris) Wrench, Tabitha (Robert) Miesell, and Kiersten Quintois; step-son, Julian Alvarez; grandchildren, Steven King, Jenna King, Brooke Carter, Liam Wrench, Jackson Wrench, and Caleb Miesell; nephews, Paul “Boog” Visage and Christian Potts; nieces, Jackie Gianelli and Amber Bullock; and numerous other loving family members and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn West Funeral and Cremation Service, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208. A visitation will be held at 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

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Rhonda Griffin

February 19, 2021

Some of the best memories I have of Ricky are watching him play with the kids. If they wanted him to play he would not tell them no. He played in bounce houses, with hot wheels on the floor and yes even with a Baby Alive doll if they wanted him to. So glad you and Sherry went with us on that cruise. We had a blast! You have no idea how much you will be missed! RIP until we meet again. Enjoy your time with family and one of your heroes Dale Earnhardt. 😍.
Rhonda

Robin Blackwelder

February 18, 2021

Ricky,
You are one of the reasons I have my beautiful daughter! You helped me go get her and were a great uncle to her.
I will always be grateful for your kindness to a small child that needed it.
RIP
Jimmy, Robin and Amber Blackwelder

Sharon Alvarez

February 18, 2021

I have so many wonderful memories of this man my husband. He loved everyone he met until they would do something dumb. He would say you can’t fix stupid lol. He treated me like a queen and I never did without. Please Ricky just keep a watch over me until we are together again. I love you!!!!!!

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