We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Rich & Thompson Funeral & Cremation Service
David M. Rich, 76, of Burlington passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, December 31, 2021 following a few weeks of illness.
A native of Alamance County, he was the loving husband of Patricia Scott Rich, who survives and the son of James Coy Rich and Edith Isley Rich, both deceased.
David was a Certified Public Accountant/Controller and began his career at Seidman & Seidman in High Point, followed by Annedeen Hosiery, Max Ward Delmar Studios and Apollo Chemical. He was an active member of Bellemont United Methodist Church, where he served as Youth Leader for 20 years, a Sunday School teacher for 25+ years, was part of the choir, the Methodist Men, & coached Girls Basketball & Softball and the Women’s softball team for many years. David was also a member of the Alamance Antique Auto Club. Dave loved Jesus and sharing Jesus. He was passionate about his family, his church, young people and life. He enjoyed life to the fullest and made everything fun. To know him was to love him. The world is a better place because of The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Dave Rich!
In addition to his wife of their home, survivors include two daughters, Kelly Crawford and her husband Brian of Burlington, Kristi May and her husband Travis of Elon; five grandchildren, Alex Crawford, Abigail May, Zeke May, Chazz May, Sydney Crawford; a sister, Kay Rich Kirkpatrick of Burlington; and several loving nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at Bellemont United Methodist Church on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm and casual attire is welcome. The family will be receiving friends from 12 noon until 2:30 pm in the Christian Life Center prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. There will be a celebration of food and fellowship following in the Christian Life Center. All other times the family will be at the home.
Mr. Rich’s room at the Burlington funeral home will be open to the public on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 and Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm for anyone who would like to come by and pay their respects.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bellemont United Methodist Church, 4039 Markwood Rd. Burlington, NC 27215 to the music ministry or to the youth ministry.
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