Richard Harvey Roughen II, 84, went to be with his Lord on October 8th, 2016 at Halifax Hospice. Richard is survived by his wife of 59 years, Vera "Jo" Roughen, his three children and spouses: Rick Roughen and his wife Terrie, Joni Maler and her husband Jim, and Judy Shroyer and her husband David; his niece Sandy Shuty, and his five grandchildren: Jimmy Maler, Kristen Roughen, William Roughen, Ashley Roughen and Brooke Shroyer. Richard was born on May 31st, 1932 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Throughout high school, he was captain of basketball and football teams, president of glee club and second in command of cadet corps. He graduated from Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Virginia. Richard married, Vera Johansen, in 1957. He received his Master's Degree in Engineering from the University of Miami and worked for several large corporations, retiring from Florida Power and Light. Richard was a Search and Rescue Crew Commander in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. In the AF Reserves he flew approximately 40 air rescue missions off the coast of Florida and the Caribbean. He placed second in a national Air Force Rescue competition. Richard was promoted to Senior Pilot, rank of Captain, in 1966. During his time in the service, he flew fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. He retired on May 31st, 1992 from the Reserves as a Major. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the U.S. Air Force never left him, as friends and family will attest. After retiring, Richard and his wife enjoyed traveling in their motorhome across the lower 48 states. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, who will miss him dearly. He faithfully served the Lord as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America since 1979. He was a convinced Christian who affirmed the Solas of the Protestant Reformation: Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, Sola Christus, Sola Gratia, Sola Deo Gloria
to God be the glory. The Interment will be at the National Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida with military honors. A memorial service will be held at Lohman's Funeral Home in Ormond Beach on Saturday, October 22nd, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in his memory to Halifax Hospice of Volusia/Flagler at 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32127.
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