Richard L. "Dick" Haden, 73, of Disputanta, VA, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018, contently and peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, H.C. "Junior" Haden and Dotha House Haden; his sister, Shirley Haden King and brother-in-law, Earl King. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Mary Carpenter Haden; his son, Richard L. "Lin" Haden, Jr. and wife, Angela Curry Haden; and his daughter, Rosemary Haden Britt and husband, Matt Britt. He was Papa to Trey and Brent Haden and Matthew Britt. He is also survived by his niece, Debra King Edmondson and husband, Steve Edmondson; and his mother-in-law, Rosalia Carpenter. Dick also shared a special bond with his brother-in-law, Wayne Carpenter and his family.
Dick retired from Hercules/Aqualon after 35 years of service, and he served with the US Army Reserves for 21 years in the 80th Division Army Band. Dick was also a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Parish, serving as council president and lay leader. Dick was a dedicated member of SCV, APHill #167, where he served as treasurer and bugler for special events. In addition, he participated in Buglers Across America, playing at many local events. He was an active member of the Disputanta Ruritan Club and the Prince George Heritage Center. Dick was also an active member of Ducks Unlimited and received state recognition from this organization. In his teens and through adulthood, Dick played the trumpet and sang with various local and regional bands.
The family will receive friends on August 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home in Petersburg, and a memorial service will be held following the visitation at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Prince George Emergency Crew, 10800 Prince George Drive, Disputanta, VA or to the Disputanta Ruritan Club, P.O. Box 157, Disputanta, VA 23842. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com