Richard William Plourde

February 10, 1946December 23, 2013

Richard William Plourde, 67, passed away on December 23, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Plourde was born in Lawrence, Mass., and resided in Virginia Beach since 1982. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a First Class Petty Officer after twenty-one years of service. He served in the Vietnam War with five West Pacs, the Honduras Crisis and received numerous awards and commendations and served as liaison between the Navy & the North Chicago Police Force. He was a member of Glad Tidings Church in Norfolk, VA and loved to fish with his friend George and enjoyed gardening. Mr. Plourde was preceded in death by his father Maurice Plourde and a brother Michael Plourde. Survivors include his mother Beatrice Plourde, his loving wife Jacqueline Plourde of forty-five years, son Richard Maurice Plourde and wife Roxanne, daughter Heather Lucie Plourde, two sisters Ann Marie Mason and Donna Desrochers and husband Robert, three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 3, 3:30p.m. at Glad Tidings Church, 301 S. Newtown Road, Norfolk, VA, by Pastor Brandon Hester. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Friends may offer condolences at


  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 3, 2014

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Jim Kimball

August 13, 2014

So sad to hear about my old friend Richard. We were together on The Eversole on two of his West PAC tours. I can remember your apartment in Long Beach and our trip to Disney Land.
Hope you have all the support you need and God bless.

Lana Cary

January 3, 2014

Jackie and Heather,
I know there are no true words to express the sympathy and sorrow we feel for your loss. Richard was a very blessed man to have such a loving family. Now, there is one more angel among us; the stars will shine even brighter through a love eternal. Sincere prayers of peace for you, your family and friends.

Frank & Debbra Brooks

January 2, 2014

Jackie, my dear friend, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers always. If there is anything we can do I know you will let me know. We love you so much.

Jobel Daugherty

January 2, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I know he fought a long battle. I hope you find peace in all of the loving memories you have of Richard . As hard as it is to loose someone knowing he is no longer suffering helps ease the sorrow.
Take care

Bob & Dolores Wood

January 1, 2014

Jackie, Richard was a good friend glad we
we were able to be together in Oct going to miss his calls Wish I could be there for you.
P.S.I didn't take his Basket Ball

Eva Hendrick

December 31, 2013

"We know you are in pain now, but the pain will ease, and the wonderful memories of Richard will continue. May the God of Peace and Comfort surround you with His everlasting love. Take some comfort in knowing that there are of many of us who love and care about you,"
Eva (William E. Wood-New Homes Office)

Karen Kycia

December 31, 2013

Jackie, I was very saddened to hear Richard had passed. The only good part is that he is no longer suffering. Now he will be watching over you and the family from up above and is pain free, carefree and happy. My thoughts and prayers be with you.
Love, Karen

Ed and Ulla Capps

December 31, 2013

We am sorry for your loss. We pray that you will find comfort with the Lord by your sides

Rusty Noe

December 30, 2013

Jackie and Heather, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. My prayers are with you at this time.

December 30, 2013

Richard was a long time friend (over 40 years) I will miss him. May the Lord be with him and his family. Richard Watson - Portland OR