NORFOLK, Va. — Richard Elmo Clary, 92, passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, where he was residing at Commonwealth (Leigh Hall) Assisted Living in Norfolk, Virginia.

Richard was born March 11, 1928, in Brunswick County, Virginia. He served our country in the Army during World War II and he retired from the State of Virginia ABC Board in 1993.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Louise Woodruff Carter Clary; his parents, Richard B. Clary and Ocie Baird Clary; his son, Larry Woodruff Carter; a brother, Wayne Clary; and his sister, Tina Carpenter.

Richard is survived by his loving children, Edward Wilson Carter and Linda Louise Carter Sandifer; brother, Woody Clary; sisters, Elsie Chambliss, Betty Jones and Martha Ann Brewer Hitchcock; grandchildren, Julie Carter Roberge Secura, Monica Sandifer Hart, Brian Eugene Sandifer, Andrea Carter Boutelle, Brandon Edward Carter and Cathy Sandifer Geddings; and his great-grandchildren, Daniellle Alexis Hart, Erica Lynn Hart, Ian Riley Sandifer, Ashley Lynne Sandifer, Mark Alton Boutelle, Blake Edward Carter and Cole Andrew Carter.

The family will receive friends for the service at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at the chapel of Echols Funeral Home in Emporia, Virginia, which is handling the arrangements. He will be interned following the service at Emporia Cemetery on Brunswick Avenue in Emporia.

Many thanks to the staff at Leigh Hall for the loving care that was given while he was resident in their care.

Online condolences may be made at echols

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