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Richard Lee Costen

June 4, 1936 - April 7, 2016

Richard Lee Costen, “Dick,” “Sonny” (to his family), of Chesapeake, entered Eternal Life on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the age of 79 years. He was born on June 4, 1936 to Clyde Emory and Annie Pearl (formerly Boone) Costen in South Norfolk, VA. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 56 years Carol (formerly Deans) Costen; son David Lee Costen and his wife Andrea; daughter Linda Costen Bigney and husband David; daughter Beth Anne Preece and her husband Mike; and precious grandsons Kyle Michael Preece, David Lee Costen II, and Russell David Bigney.

Richard was a born-again Christian and was in fellowship with the Brethren at Gospel Hall in Chesapeake. We will miss him terribly but “absent from the body, present with the Lord.”

Visitation for Richard will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016, at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel (5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the funeral home at 10:00 AM. Burial will take place at Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery (5310 Millners Rd, Suffolk, VA) to follow on Tuesday at 2 PM (please meet us there).

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, April 11, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462


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