Frank Vogler & Sons

2849 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC


Richard Durham Vest

July 20, 1945March 18, 2020

Mr. Richard Durham Vest passed away at Novant Forsyth Medical Center on March 18, 2020. He was born July 20, 1945 in Clemmons to the late Cedric Durham Vest and Ophelia Fender Vest. Richard was a life-long plumber and loved every minute. He started his plumbing career with R. D. Boyer Plumbing of Clemmons, then worked many large construction jobs. He founded his own plumbing company in 1980 and worked as long as his health permitted. He was also involved for 17 years with LeBleu Water. Over the years, he met and gained so many friendships, both professional and personal. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers Eugene and William Vest. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Brona, his son Christopher and wife Stephanie, and 3 grandchildren Sophia, Abbigail and Bodie. Also surviving is his sister, Nancy Green (Jack), and his brother David Vest (Ann), sister-in-law Linda Vest, and several nieces and nephews. A farewell service will be held at Westlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum in Clemmons on Friday, March 20th at 3 PM.


  • Graveside Service Friday, March 20, 2020


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William Hauser

April 3, 2020

Richard was a good man and a excellent plumber. Always very fair and honest with people. Great sense of humor and fun to be around. Will be missed by those of us who knew him. Eddie Hauser

Thomas Alphin

March 24, 2020

First and foremost my condolences to the family.

I just received word of Richards passing and I truly lost a friend. Richard and my father were great friends and picked on each other so bad, that you would be on the floor laughing.

Richard was always quick to help and would always put a smile on your face. He will be truly missed and loved.

Rest easy friend.

As dad would say to him, see you soon you cheese eater.