Richard Cooper Durrette
1929 - 2021
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Richard Cooper Durrette

Staunton - Richard Cooper Durrette, 91 of Staunton, Virginia passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his residence.

He was born in Nelson County, Virginia on September 4, 1929, a son of

the late Lewis Daniel and Lee Essie (Henderson) Durrette.

He served in the United States Army, was a lifetime member of Union Baptist Church in Avon, Virginia and retired from Wayne-Tex, Inc. in Waynesboro, Virginia.

He was a member of H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group of Staunton) Motorcycle Club and was call "Derby".

His parents; first wife, Josephine (Freeman) Durrette; one son, Richard Durrette, Jr; one daughter, Annabelle Durrette; numerous brothers and sisters all preceded him in death.

Richard is survived by one daughter, Rosa Lee (Durrette) Fuller; two grandchildren, Paulette Durrette (Patrick Watt) and Louis Lee Fuller; four great grandchildren, Tiffany Davis, Keshorn Fuller, Taleejah Watt and Patrick Aston-Cooper Watt; one brother, Gilbert, Durrette, Sr.; devoted nephew, Roy H. Durrette, Jr. a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus outbreak, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Relatives and friends may share condolences with the family online by visiting www.mccutcheonandjonesfh.com professional services provided by McCutcheon & Jones Funeral Home (540) 943-6938/(540)886-2601.






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Published in The News Leader from Jan. 12 to Jan. 15, 2021.
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January 15, 2021
MS. Rosa and family, so sorry about Pops. Mom and I just spoke to him a few days before this happened. He was taking his walk.
We are going to miss him dearly and seeing him on the porch. He was happy when he found out Mom was moving here and he would have another one to joke with.
May God be with with all of you at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sherry & Joyce and family
Neighbor
January 14, 2021
Fly high with the angels uncle Richard. R.I.P. you have earned your wings
Georgette (Peaches) Grimes/ postma
Family
January 14, 2021
Ride high Derby!! Lots of memories and friendship over many years sharing your love for riding Harleys and the many events you attended with HOG. RIP friend.
J.R Fitzgerald
Friend
January 13, 2021
We will really miss you Uncle Richard. Growing up, I always anticipated your visits and you pulling in the driveway on your motorcycle, letting us sit on it, and admiring it. You will be missed so much!
Davina Jackson
Family
January 13, 2021
Will miss you my Great Uncle Richard
Sending love and prayers to the Family. Will truly miss you Great Uncle Richard
Davita Voit
Family
January 13, 2021
Uncle Richard you were a Blessing to all of us .You will be missed so much .God Blessed you to be here with us for 91 years and I'm Blessed to be part of your life all these years .Give Dad and Mom a hug from me ,see you all soon til we meet again ,Love your Neice Cindy Shepherd
Cindy Shepherd
Family
January 13, 2021
Cindy Shepherd
Family
January 13, 2021
Uncle Richard, I still have a scar on my leg from ridding with you on a motor bike when I got my ankle caught in the wheel 75 YEARS AGO. Peace in Christ, Nathan.
Nathan Murray
January 12, 2021
Stanley Jackson
Family
January 12, 2021
We're going to miss you Uncle Richard!! Love you so much! Love your niece Raychelle!!!
Raychelle Anderson
Family
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