Richard W. Beaver, Jr.

December 3, 1943 - January 16, 2022

12/03/1943 - 01/16/2022

Past Services

Friday January 21, 2022
Riverview Cemetery
Moundsville, WV
Friday January 21, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Friday January 21, 2022
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions

Richard W. Beaver, Jr., 78, of Moundsville, WV, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 16, 2022.
He was born December 3, 1943 in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Richard W. and Delores J. (Davis) Beaver Sr.
Richard was a retired employee with 42 years of service with Consol Energy, Ireland River Docks, Moundsville; a Methodist by faith; and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of the American Legion, Earl Francis Post 3; the Eagles Aerie 499; and the VFW Post 437, all of Moundsville.
Richard was an avid NASCAR fan starting in the 1960’s. He loved cars and riding his motorcycles with friends. He was a quiet man to most but had a great sense of humor. He had many lifelong friends he loved as family. He loved camping with his grandkids and spending time with his dogs. Richard enjoyed traveling and spending endless hours on the beach. Yes, Richard loved Disney as much as Darla. Richard enjoyed life and will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Darla Jean (Morris) Beaver, his high school sweetheart whom he married on July 23, 1966 and enjoyed over 51 years with before her passing. He is survived by his beloved daughter and son-in-law, Rikke and Theodore Fritz of Malvern, OH; two dearly loved grandchildren who were the light of his life, Carl and Jeannie Fritz of Malvern; and two beloved siblings; a brother, Charles R. Beaver, and his wife Sue, of Moundsville; and a sister, Sandra V. Minor of Tampa, FL and his faithful companion Laddie.
Friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, on Friday, January 21, 2022, from 11 am until time of service at 1 pm, with Pastor Mike Eskridge officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville. Full military honors will be provided by the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, 37 Animal Shelter Drive, Moundsville, WV 26041, or online at .

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Jill Schwing
2 years ago

Rikki, so sorry to hear about your dad. Sending prayers to you and your family. Sure will miss both your Mom and Dad in our neighborhood. Thinking of you, Jill Schwing

sandra v minor minor
2 years ago

To my beloved brother dicky,
I feel special to him because I was the one who was allowed to call him dicky, haha. I will miss you very much, but I know you are with Darla and you two have always belonged together. I will love you forever XOXOXOXO
Your sister Sandy

Jay Knapp
2 years ago


Saddened and sorry to open up today’s paper and see your father’s name amongst the obits. Along with your mother, Rich was always one of the older people I always enjoyed seeing and talking to when I was out and about over the years..
I’m sure he’ll be missed and remembered by many. My thoughts and sympathy go out to you and the rest of your dad’s family and many friends

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Richard W. Beaver, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Richard W. Beaver, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †