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Richard Leroy Amerson

August 12, 1942 — March 8, 2024


Richard Leroy Amerson, a beacon of unwavering love and generosity, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2024, in Tampa, FL. Born on August 12, 1942, in Lakeview, GA, Richard's life journey was marked by an enduring dedication to his family, his work, and his community.

Richard's early years in Lakeview laid the foundation for a life characterized by hard work. A proud veteran of the Navy, Richard's dedication to his country was paralleled only by his commitment to his fellow service members. Richard’s service was marked not just by duty, but by the bonds of camaraderie and the unwavering support he provided to his peers. After his Navy career, Richard transitioned to civilian life, where he met the love of his life, Hazel, and together they embarked on a journey that would span over six decades, creating a legacy of love and family. Their union was blessed with three children, Lisa Ash (married to Steve), Richard Lee, and Ross Dwayne (married to Tiffany), who in turn filled Richard's life with joy and pride.

In his professional life, Richard was a respected member of the Property Control team for the Department of Education. His diligent work ensured that educational environments were well-managed and conducive to learning, thereby touching the lives of countless students and educators. His colleagues will remember him not only for his professional integrity but also for his kind-hearted nature.

Richard's commitment to his family was unparalleled. He was a pillar of strength and support, always ready to lend a helping hand or a listening ear. His grandchildren, Corey Ash (married to Nicole) and Caitlyn Ash, and great-granddaughter, Lily Ash, were the apples of his eye. He cherished every moment spent with them and imparted lessons of kindness and generosity that will continue to guide them.

A man of many virtues, Richard was best described as loving, kind, and generous. He was always there for his family, offering support in times of need and celebrating in times of joy. His presence was a source of comfort and security, and his influence will live on in the hearts of those he loved.

Richard's interests extended beyond his family and work. He was a good man who found happiness in the simple pleasures of life, always willing to lend a hand to a neighbor or a friend. His benevolent spirit and willingness to help others were hallmarks of his character.

As we bid farewell to Richard, we reflect on a life well-lived—a life filled with love, kindness, and generosity. Though he has left this earthly realm, his legacy will continue to inspire and uplift all who were fortunate enough to know him. Richard Leroy Amerson will be deeply missed, yet his memory will forever be cherished by his beloved family and friends.


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