Richard Arthur Willey

Richard Arthur Willey

Suffolk, VA
04.16.1955 - 12.01.2017
Biddleford, Maine
Served in the

Richard (Rick) A. Willey, age 62, of Suffolk, Virginia passed away on December 1, 2017. He was born in Biddeford, Maine and grew up in Kennebunkport, Maine. He attended the Consolidated School (grades K-8), and graduated from Kennebunk High School in 1974.

After completing high school, Rick joined the United States Navy and was stationed in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area. After successfully completing his military service as a Machinists Mate, Rick decided to make Norfolk and later Suffolk, Virginia his residence.

After completing his service in the U.S. Navy, Rick was employed by NORSHIPCO in Norfolk and in 2003 began his employment with Massimo Zanetti Beverage (MZB-USA) in Suffolk as a Maintenance Mechanic.

Rick enjoyed country living, hunting, and was an avid auto racing and football enthusiast.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, Barbara Leighton Willey and Nelson L. Willey, Sr. of Kennebunkport and Arundel Maine, wife Julie, and his infant great nephew Finn Murphy.

He is survived by his brother, N. Laurence (Larry) Willey, Jr. of Bangor, Maine and his wife, Lorna; their children, Ezra and his wife Sara Jean, Josiah, and Monica Willey in addition to a great nephew, Eli, and two great nieces, Lola and Dahlia.

Rick is also survived by his sister, Kathleen (Kathy) Willey Marshack of Irvine and San Diego, California; her children Adrianne and Jared Marshack, wife Katy, three great nephews Beckett, Cael, Caleb and a great niece Hanna, his uncle and aunt Thomas and Vi Willey of Kennebunkport, Maine, stepson Josh Kufleitner of Youngstown, Ohio, long- time companion Beverly Bowers, in addition to many close friends.

A memorial service will be held at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington Street, Suffolk, VA 23434 at 2 PM on December 16, 2017 with Rev. Frank Seal officiating.

Rick will be deeply missed by his family and friends and will remain in our hearts forever. Online condolences may be left for the family at





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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
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Suffolk, VA 23434
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My deepest sympathy for your great loss. Although pain and sorrow fills your hearts at this time, may you find comfort and strength in the Almighty God words at Psalms 34:18 "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit "  It saddened him when we shed tears of sorrow. Through his Words  he gives us comfort and hope of seeing our dear loved ones again who have fallen asleep in death. As Jesus words promised at John 6:40 the resurrection of our dear loved . May warm memories also give you strength and comfort in difficult times.


Kathy, Larry and families, I am so saddened by this loss and so very sorry. Rick was a good man and a great stepdad to Joshua throughout his growing up years. I know that Rick is in heaven now and yes he will be truly and deeply missed by Joshua and I. We remained friends throughout the years and I know that Joshua will cherish the times they shared and the many special memories. Heartfelt prayers go out to you and your families during this difficult time, and we will see you on Sat.

Karen Wilson

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