Richard Hugh McINNIS


McINNIS, Richard Hugh a native of DeLeon Springs, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 15, 2014. He was predeceased in death by son, Richard Corey McInnis. Richard is survived by daughter, Allison McInnis-Gimbert; son, Nolan McInnis and fiance' Melanie Brush; his grandchildren, Tyler Gimbert, Hunter Gimbert & Blakeley Coull; as well as his beloved ex-wife, Vickie McInnis. He was a Korean War veteran, serving honorably with the U.S. Navy and played baseball for the Pacific Cen Pac fleet. He attended Stetson University in DeLand. Upon graduation, he taught Jr. and Sr. high school in Jacksonville for 10 years, where he earned The Teacher of the Year award. He moved to Gulfport in 1966 and attended Stetson College of Law, earning his Doctorate of Juris Prudence. Richard was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida for three years and then went into private practice for 30 years before retiring. Richard had many highlights in his life and career. His United States Supreme Court cases changed national and international law. He was a highly respected attorney at law in the legal community, as well as an accomplished writer, songwriter and poet. His life reflected his devotion to the Lord in all that he did. He was an incredible father & an inspirational teacher to so many. Richard was deeply loved and respected by all who knew him. Please go to for full service information, a lovely slideshow and a guest sign in book. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services (813)237-2900
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Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services
4601 Nebraska Ave N Tampa, FL 33782
(813) 237-2900
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 21, 2014
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