Obituaries » Richard Russell Pentecost
January 13, 1940 - October 11, 2020
On Sunday, October 11, 2020 Richard Russell Pentecost, 80, of Madison Heights, Virginia went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
“Wimpy” proudly served his nation in the National Guard and retired from the Archer
Creek Foundry as a maintenance supervisor. He loved hunting, fishing, painting, cooking, gardening and bragging on having the first ripe tomato of the season. He was a welder by trade and enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical. He was a servant of God by helping all in need and a true example of “loving neighbor”.
In addition to his wife, Sara he is survived by a sister, Mildred Peters (Lynchburg); a niece, Ronda Judd (Madison Heights); two daughters, Malinda Pentecost (Lynchburg) and Rebecca Seay (Monroe); two grandchildren, Jennifer Bragg (Lovingston) and Lori Polk and husband, Andrew (Richmond); two-great grandchildren; two step-children, Jo Anne McCrickard (Lynchburg), Chuck Sitton (Madison Heights); four step-grandchildren and his “Hardee’s family”.
He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Angelia Bragg (Shipman) and a niece, Cathy Tomlin (Lynchburg).
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Monelison Rescue Squad for their kind and professional service for Richard throughout his illness.
In lieu of flowers or food, please consider a donation to the Monelison Rescue Squad, 120 Amer Circle, Madison Heights, VA.
“And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believers in Me shall never thirst.” John 6:35
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.