Richard Lehmon Wasson, 83, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at his residence under the care of his family and Ogeechee Area Hospice. He was born in Glennville, Georgia to Willie Lehmon and Hazel Lucille Waters Wasson and lived here all of his life. Richard was a service member of the Georgia National Guard for 6 years and was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation after 40 years. He started with the GDOT as a mechanic and worked his way up to shop foreman before retirement.
Richard loved God, his Church, Loves Chapel Primitive Baptist and his family. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved fishing and hunting in all seasons. Richard was a member of the Piney Woods Coon Hunting Club for many years and ol’ Blue tried to win all the trophies. During deer season you could find him in his stand or any place anyone would let him hunt. He loved fishing anywhere, from the pond at his home to Bluff Lake to Mett’s Pond. He also enjoyed working with his hands, carpentry and woodworking. Richard loved teaching his grandchildren and great grandchildren all about the great outdoors and life. He had a big heart with a joyous laugh, always loved to “cut up” and was a big flirt. His greatest love was his sweetie pie and wife of 62 years, Jeanette, the apple of his eye.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bobby Wasson, a brother-in-law, Tommy Futch and a sister-in-law, Earlene Wasson.
He is survived by:
Wife of 62 years, Jeanette Wasson of Glennville, Georgia
Sons, Dale Wasson (Dinah)
Jamie Wasson (Renea) all of Glennville, Georgia
Siblings, Gloria Eitel of Savannah, Georgia
Morris Wasson of Glennville, Georgia
Mickey Wasson (Sherrie) of Glennville, Georgia
Glenda Futch of Glennville, Georgia
Dawn Reddish (Mike) of Ludowici, Georgia
Grandchildren, Jackie Danielle Wasson of Glennville, Georgia
Kirsten Blair Wasson of Collins, Georgia
Candice Brooke Schwalm of Glennville, Georgia
Dianna Vickers (Ryan) of Statesboro, Georgia
Jamie Lee Wasson of Glennville, Georgia
Eight great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Loves Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Loves Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with Elder W.H. Durrence officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Honorary Pallbearers: Employees of Georgia Department of Transportation Highway Shop
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to: Loves Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 3410 Loves Chapel Rd, Glennville, Georgia 30427
Care and Services are entrusted to Brannen Family Funeral Services, Glennville, Georgia.
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