Richard “Dick” Eugene Dellinger

Richard “Dick” Eugene Dellinger, 68, of Mt. Jackson passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, July 2, 2012 in Woodstock.

Richard was born January 22, 1944 in Mt. Jackson, son of the late Leon Eugene and Martha Brinker Dellinger.

He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 47 years, Marilyn M. Dellinger, a daughter, his “Daddy’s girl”, Amanda Lynn Polk and a son-in-law, Stacy T. Polk of Mt. Jackson. HE was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and friend to many. He is also survived by two sisters,             Dorothy E. Mauck of Woodstock and Anna Jean Rusmisel of Bethania, NC.

Richard and Marilyn were married on December 4, 1964. This was the beginning of an inspiring and incredible partnership in marriage. In 1979, his little girl, the light of his life, was born.

Richard retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation after 32 years of dedicated service. He also worked for many years for the late A. Frank and Phyllis Heishman on Rolling Acres Farm.

Richard was an avid outdoor lover. He spent countless hours hunting, fishing, and spending time exploring the beautiful outdoors. He was a skilled mechanic and was gifted in any project that involved working with his hands. He was a lover of dogs and had many canine companions throughout his life, the latest being his faithful girl, Duchess, who preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Conicville Cemetery with the Rev. John F. Taylor, Jr. officiating.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Mark and J.D. Ryman, His brother-in-law, Stanley Wellard and his “like brothers”, Al, Steve, and Mike Heishman. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephew, Ricky Mauck and his friends, Ricky Haun, Ronnie Dodson, Garland Mumaw, Billy Mumaw, and H. Dexter Mumaw.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Project Lifesaver, Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, 109 West Court Street, Woodstock, VA 22664. Project Lifesaver is a wonderful program in which individuals with diagnoses like dementia are fitted with a locator bracelet in case they should wander or become lost. Contributions may also be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter, 1160, Pepsi Place Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

Arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

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8 Condolences to Richard “Dick” Eugene Dellinger

  1. Mary & Kelly Clanahan says:

    Marilyn, Amanda & Stacy,
    Our hearts are filled with sadness for your loss here on Earth, however are filled with Joy knowing that God has brought another Angel home to Heaven.

    May God’s peace and understanding guide you through the lonely times.

    ♥♥ The Clanahan’s

  2. Andrea Fulk says:

    I will always remember his smiling face and wonderful attitude! If you need anything let me know! You are in my prayers!

  3. Barbara and Butch Rhinehart says:

    So sorry to read of Richard’s death, but know that he is at rest from his struggles here on earth!
    Our sympathy to all of you.

  4. Sarah, Russell, Joseph, & Ezra Kohrs says:

    Our most sincere condolences at the loss of Richard. You are close in our prayers, especially throughout the coming year. With love!

  5. Ginger Aleshire says:

    My heart aches for you and Amanda, Marilyn. I only knew Richard for a few short years, but he made a beautiful impression on me that will last a lifetime. You guys have been like family to me, so the pain that I feel from his loss is great. I will miss the fun times we had at the office. Please know how much you and Richard meant to me and if there is anything you need, don’t hesitate ask.

  6. Pam Mason says:

    Marilyn, Amanda and Stacy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
    Pam Mason

  7. Gary & Sandra Wine Broadway Va. 22815 says:

    I was saddened to hear of Richards death, i will always rember the good times we had at Stonewall Jackson High. He was a kind and thoughfull sperson and a pleasure to be around. Maybe we will meet again in Heaven because i know he will be there. My prayers go out to his wife and the rest of the familey, may God be with you and guide you on in this time of need.

  8. Elsie Campbell says:

    So very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort continue to furnish
    your family with peace and hope during this difficult time.
    John 5:28,29