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Richard D. Rawley
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Richard Dale Rawley, of Bridgewater passed away Thursday morning, September 7th, 2017 at the age of 57. Rick was born April 13, 1960, the third son of Reba Kathryn Sheffer Rawley and the late Harry Lee Rawley.

Before retiring due to his health, Rick worked as parts manager and part owner at Valley Implement Sales in Harrisonburg. Rick lived a simple life and enjoyed the every day beauty of the world around him. His favorite place to be was outdoors, especially at his house on North River or his tiny cabin in the mountains. He also enjoyed woodworking and was a talented carpenter, building many items for his family.

In addition to his mother, Rick is survived by two brothers and sister-in-laws: Dennis W. & Mary Jane Rawley of Bridgewater and Douglas M. & Vickie Rawley of Mount Clinton.

Being "Uncle Rick" was another of his greatest joys and it was a title that always brought a smile to his face. He was a fun, caring and supportive uncle to his nieces and nephews: Rebecca Rawley Wright & husband Tracy of Bridgewater; Jonathan Rawley & wife Melissa of Mount Solon; Jennifer Rawley Hildebrand & husband Ryan of Bridgewater; Eric Rawley & wife Ashton of Singers Glen and Chad Rawley & wife Lauren of Dayton. Rick adored his 12 great-nieces and nephews as well: Whitney, Chandler, Molly and Samuel Wright of Bridgewater; Sara, Heather, Meghan and Jacob Rawley of Mount Solon; Audrey and Clara Hildebrand of Bridgewater and Amelia and Eloise Rawley of Singers Glen.

A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at Bridgewater United Methodist Church with Rev. Stephen Creech officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave, Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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Bridgewater United Methodist Church

219 North Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812


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