August 21, 1941January 2, 2019

Richard Vincent Cleaver 77, of Goose Creek, SC passed away peacefully on January 2, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on August 21, 1941 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was the oldest of 11 children to Alfred S. and Ella T. Cleaver. He went on to join the USN where his highest rank was Command Master Chief. He served honorably for 26 years. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Brenda R (DeLene) Cleaver, 8 children and spouses, 8 brothers and sisters, 19 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family will be accepting friends and family Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home and services following at 2:00 pm at the funeral home chapel. Interment will be held at the Valor Section of the Carolina Memorial Park with military honors, all located at 7113 Rivers Ave. North Charleston. Flowers will be accepted or donations in his honor to the Alzheimer’s Associations of Charleston. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


  • Visitation at Carolina Memorial Funeral home Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • A Life Well Celebrated Service at Carolina Memorial Chapel Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Burial at Carolina Memorial Park with military honors Sunday, January 6, 2019


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Hazel Immediato

January 10, 2019

I was so sorry to here of Dick passing. He was a wonderful classmate. Lots of fond memories.
Please accept my condolences/
Hazel Foster

Genelle Stuckey

January 4, 2019

Twas an honor to know him., such a good man, so caring of others, and personality plus.
Twas fun to see him enjoy his role of Santa through time., and so good to meet that beautiful wife by his side.
Dee, may peace be yours in your journey ahead, Remeber friends are nearby, and want to stay connected.
Love, Genelle