Richard Arnold Beyer
1954 - 2021
Richard Arnold Beyer

April 26, 1954 - February 5, 2021

Richard Arnold Beyer, beloved uncle and brother, died suddenly on Friday, February 5, 2021. The exact cause of death is undetermined, but many friends and family believe it was too soon.

Born in Ames, Iowa, on April 26, 1954, Richard was a graduate of Blacksburg High School, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and Florida State University, where he mastered in Engineering. He espoused golf in all forms, a supporter of various golf courses and tournaments, and was considered adept at the sport. He was an active member of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church of Blacksburg, Virginia. Richard would treat individuals with respect, regardless of personal belief, education level, or other factors. His ability to interact with people without being showy about it is a rare gift. Those whose lives he touched will carry the seeds he planted with them to others on their journey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Gerhard Harold Beyer and Ruth Anne Beyer, and his sister, Elizabeth A. Beyer.

He is survived by his brother, Gerhard A. Beyer (Teresa); his sister, Jenni B. Oliphant (Richard); nephews, Jeffrey A. Beyer, David G. Beyer (Sarah), and nieces, Stephanie J. Beyer (Philip) and Tracy M. Beyer.

Services will be determined on a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Blacksburg, Virginia. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

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Published by Roanoke Times on Feb. 14, 2021.
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Rick was a fraternity brother of ours, and was an alumnus while we were there. Spent many an evening discussing any number of topics with Rick, and he was usually the most knowledgeable person in the room, no matter the topic. He was a unique sole, with a good sense of humor and a genuine warmth and affection for his brothers and sisters in the fraternity. We were so sad to learn of his early passing - may he rest in peace.
Wes and Laurie Fravel
February 21, 2021
Rick was a very good friend and a Tau Delta fraternity brother. We spent a great deal of time discussing current events and the philosophical meaning of life. Rick was incredibly interesting and intelligent. He was a good soul who lived life on his terms. He will be missed.
Bill Dyer, Dallas, Texas
February 15, 2021
We were friends of Richard's at Luther Memorial for many years. He was a kind soul and we enjoyed talking with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, now and in the days ahead.
Zelma and Charlie Harris
February 14, 2021