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February 25, 1949 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Richard Blood, Dick, was born February 25, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away on November 2, 2023 in the hospital in Puyallup, WA surrounded by his family. He is joined in heaven with his parents, Warren Claire Blood and Kathleen Fanny Bell Spradling, sister and brother in law Margaret and Robert Lewis, sister in law Cheri Blood, grandchild Cory Lappin, and his two beloved dogs Charlie and Dakota.
Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 32 years, Pamela Blood, his brother Ronald, his 3 children Nicole (Curtis), Jeremy and Chris (Shaunnacy), his 3 step-children Brian, Deanna (Mike) and Kari (Jesse), 12 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
He proudly served our country during the Vietnam War. Richard was injured during his service and awarded the Purple Heart Medal. In addition to that medal he earned Army Commendation with/V Device Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his grandchildren teaching them about life and telling stories. He loved to tease and play. He gave the best hugs that would squeeze so tight. His hobbies included baking pies, projects around the house, shooting and working with his hands. You could always find him tinkering with something.
He will be missed greatly by his family and friends.
The military funeral service will take place on Friday, December 1 at 11:30 in the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Heart Association.