Condolences for Richard D. Pulley

Lisa Guthrie posted on 2/20/21

Dick Pulley was an extraordinary man. I am so fortunate to have known him as Boss, Mentor, and Friend. The classrooms of the commonwealth and the halls of the General Assembly will always resonate with his advocacy and his powerful presence. Dick taught us that no matter the challenges, always keep your cool and have fun along the way! Keep the jazz playing, RDP!


Pat Lacy posted on 2/19/21

Dick was a tremendous advocate for education and educators. Although he represented school boards well, his heart was always with the teachers. Many fond memories.


Trenace and John posted on 2/18/21

Dick was a good man and friend. He was so kind and compassionate. He always welcomed you with a smile and kind words. John and I will always treasure his friendship and support of public education. He was a truly great and accomplished man. The love, care and commitment that he and Vickie shared for each other was immeasurable. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Vickie and your family.


Betty Lambdin posted on 2/18/21

Dick was a giant in his field. No one knew more, cared more, achieved more. It was my privilege to work with him. My deepest condolences to Vickie and all who loved him.


Bobby Mathieson posted on 2/18/21

Vickie and family May his memory be a blessing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Kimber (Pulley) Matzke posted on 2/18/21

Carrie, I’m so sorry to here Uncle Dick has died. We lost touch after Mima died, but it sure makes me happy to know that he has now been reunited with my dad, his “Pops” and his mom! I’m thinking about you and sending prayers to all.


Ed Granger posted on 2/18/21

First met him as I was introducing myself as his step daughter's new bf. I couldn't see the strength of that man at first glance, but I quickly learned by the squeeze of his handshake that he was not to be trifled with. I have always respected him as I folded into the family. As time moved on his love, compassion, strength, and wisdom never failed. I always enjoyed his quips, stories, and life lessons. I will always feel like he treated me as a son.


Meg Gruber posted on 2/17/21

I learned so much as a young VEA member from Dick Pulley. His knowledge and quick wit ensured he “raised us right.” My deepest condolences to my friend, his wonderful wife, Vickie. His love lives in your heart and may your memories bring you comfort. Much love.


Jeannie & Mike posted on 2/17/21

He always greeted you with a smile on his face and love in his heart he will be missed


Jeannie & Mike posted on 2/17/21

He always had a smile to greet you with and love in his heart for his family and friends


Jeannie & Mike posted on 2/17/21

Always had a smile on his face I love in his heart for his family and friends he will be definitely missed


Larry Herbert posted on 2/17/21

Worked w Dick at the VEA for several years in the late 70s. Always admired his compassion and advocacy for teachers. I also had the opportunity to try and return that wicked serve on the tennis court - he was very competitive. Condolences to his family.


LeAnna Hat her posted on 2/17/21

A wonderful man and touched so many lives. He will be very missed by all who loved him.