Demaine Funeral Home – Fairfax

10565 Main St, Fairfax, VA


Mr. Richard Custer

July 10, 1944October 6, 2019

Richard (Ricky) Allen Custer (age 75) of Fairfax, VA died on October 6th, 2019 in Fredericksburg, VA at the home of his nephew and his nephew’s wife, Daniel and Michelle Custer.

“Ricky” was born on July 10th, 1944 in Washington, D.C. Ricky passed of natural causes while being cared for by family. He was an avid outdoorsman and wildlife conservationist. He resided in Fairfax, Va for the majority of his life where he worked as a self-employed taxidermist.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Norma Jean Tolson; father, Ralph Junior Custer; and step-father, Walter “Dan” Tolson. He is survived by his brother, Ralph Custer of Manassas; sister, Barbara Schutt of Florida; step-brother, Jimmy Tolson of King George; nephew, Justin Schutt of North Carolina; nephew, Daniel Custer of Fredericksburg; nephew, Michael Custer of Florida; niece, Jackie Schutt of Florida; 4 grand-nieces and 4 grand-nephews.

Funeral services and internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to The Wildlife Foundation of Virginia at P.O. Box 62, Norge, VA 23127 or at VAWildlife.org.


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Mr. Richard Custer

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Terry Brady

October 11, 2019

Please accept my condolences. I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Ricky. May my prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of his soul to Heaven.

Dan Hilgeman

October 10, 2019

With our deepest heartfelt sympathy. God Bless.
Dan and Annette Hilgeman

Dan spent many years hunting with Rick on various hunt lands in VA. Many fond memories!

Danny Custer

October 10, 2019

RIP Ricky