In Loving Memory

Richard Joseph Lemcool, Sr.

February 4, 1940 - March 14, 2021


On Sunday, March 14, 2021, our Lord and Savior carried Richard J. Lemcool, Sr. from his earthly life into his eternal life.

This Naval warrior, husband, and father is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Evelyn E. Stevens Lemcool (USN, Veteran); three sons, Richard J. Lemcool Jr. (USN, Retired), Lance C. Lemcool (USN, Veteran), and Donald W. Lemcool (USN, Retired); six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Fair winds and following seas shipmate, husband, and father…we have the watch…

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to your local VFW.

A private graveside service will be held at Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Christine Erdman

    Lance and Beverly and family,

    So sorry for your loss. I know you are Blessed with so many happy memories to get you through this difficult time.

    I did not realize that the Lemcool’s were a USNavy family. That is so awesome!!!! Thank you all for your service.

  2. Terry Allvord

    Words seem completely inadequate to express even a small part of our feelings. At times like these no one can share the depth of your sorrow or convey the degree of their sympathy. We are challenged beyond what we believe we can bear. We always wonder why our loved ones are taken from us, especially when called early by God. The many losses we have suffered leave us challenging our faith.
    Your father symbolized the hopes and aspirations of all who had the honor to know and love him. Your courage and dynamic qualities as a family inspire us all to live a life filled with admiration and respect for the family who has known loss and overcame it. He learned how to leverage meaningful relationships while serving our nation to lead others while displaying humility, which guided many a career. Those of us who know you, if even from a distance, help us all feel the pain of loss and suffering you must now endure. At this time of sadness and deep sorrow we all realize the utter futility of words. May God give you and your family the strength and courage you need in this moment of bereavement, if you can grasp even a touch of warmth and comfort from our words – you will know our prayers are with you. Your family has risen to great heights through selfless service to our nation. Endless courage and dignity, have given strength to all of us. Please accept our absolute deepest sympathy.

  3. Donn & Donna

    To the Lemcool Family: We are sorry for your loss. May all your memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.. Prayers to you all.

  4. Sharonia Woodrow

    Ms. Evelyn, Rick, Lance, and Don I offer my condolences to your entire family! You all have such great memories and I thank you for sharing so many of those memories with me! Mr. Dick was a true American hero and will be greatly missed!! You all will be reunited again one day but until then listen out for the “purple noise”!


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