Richard Beverly “Dick” Vines, age 78, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Beverly and Evelyn Coyner Vines, and his wife, Jean Bowman Vines.
Left to cherish his memory, are his son, Randy; his sister, Patricia Richardson; his brother, Jim (Laura); his granddaughter, Jordan; his niece, Beth Stover; his nephews, Scott Diggs and Nick Vines.
Dick was born and raised in Waynesboro, Va., and was very active with First Presbyterian Church. He was a highly talented clarinet player and loved playing in the high school band and later in the band at Davidson College. Upon graduation, Dick attended Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond. He became a Presbyterian minister and served various churches, the longest tenure of which was Northside Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg, Va. Later in life, when Dick moved to Richmond, he felt a need and a calling to be of service to others who might be struggling. Once he became a professional licensed counselor, he provided years of counseling helping many people overcome various challenges.
In 1997, Dick was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and endured difficult treatments. Through the course of those treatments, he maintained a positive attitude and was an inspiration to all lives that he touched. Throughout his career, he continued with his love of music and enjoyed playing his clarinet and saxophone. He would perform at various functions and loved to entertain. His performances were known as “Richard’s Heartstrings.”
Dick was a member of Second Presbyterian Church where he loved singing in the choir. A memorial service will be held at the church located at 5 N. 5th Street, Richmond, VA 23219, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Hawthorne Cancer Resource Center, 1401 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235, or the Second Presbyterian Church.