American Veteran 02

Richard "Dick" Leo DeGolyer

May 19, 1931 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 89)


Richard Leo "Dick" DeGolyer, 89, of Kingwood passed away on December 28, 2020 at Windy Hill Village.


Dick was born May 19, 1931, one of 13 children and one of the original Arthurdale homesteaders, a son of the late Clarence and Elnora Catherine Eisenman DeGolyer


Dick honorably served in the United States Navy and was discharged in 1954. He worked in the maintenance department at Albright Power Station for over 40 years. He was a lifetime supporter of Preston County Schools and Sports and devoted a great deal of his retirement years to volunteering at Preston High School.  Dick was also a volunteer at the Buckwheat Festival hot dog stand throughout the 80's and 90's. He enjoyed the outdoors and attending women's WVU basketball games with his close friend. 


He is survived by his sister, Rita; son, Rick DeGolyer and wife, Mary, of Kingwood; his daughter, Debra K. DeGolyer (Williams); four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. 


He was also preceded in death by his wife, Norma "Eloise" Tennant DeGolyer and eleven brothers and sisters.


His ashes will be laid to rest at a private family service held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Arthurdale Heritage or your local church in his memory.


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