Richard Carlton Selph, age 70, of Gloucester, Virginia, passed away on June 7, 2016 after a 14-month battle with mantle cell lymphoma, a bone marrow transplant, and pneumonia.
He was born on August 23, 1945 in Bowling Green, Virginia, to Richard and Wahneta (Keth) Selph. He leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Monica Livingston; additionally, three sons, Richard Carlton Selph Jr., Derek Carlton Livingston Selph and Dennis Jason Livingston Selph; three grandchildren, Jesse Tyler Selph, Erin Nicole Selph and Maggie Elizabeth Selph; three siblings, Charles Selph, David Selph and Betty (Selph) Muncy.
Richard was a graduate of Smithdeal-Massey Business College and had a career as a mortgage banker. His passions were faith, family, friends, food and having fun. An avid outdoorsman, Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, scuba diving, hiking and cooking (indoors and outdoors). His passion for the outdoors allowed him to experience many beautiful places throughout the country and the world. Some of his favorites included hiking and camping in Yosemite, hunting in Colorado, fishing in Texas, and scuba diving in Mexico.
After retiring in 2007, Richard and Monica relocated to their second home in Gloucester. He was President of the Middlesex Sportsman’s Shooting Club and a member of the local Fly Fishing Club. He and Monica loved to garden together.
Richard’s family will celebrate his life on Friday, June 17 at 5 p.m. at Bellamy United Methodist Church. The church is located at 4870 Chestnut Fork Rd., Gloucester, Virginia 23061. Following a short service, family and friends are invited to join in a fellowship meal at the church in honor of Richard.
In lieu of flowers, friends and family are asked to make a charitable donation to the church in Richard’s memory.