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Richard “Rick” Alan Whitfield, 67, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 20th, 2018 in Greenville, North Carolina. A celebration of life was held on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018. Burial followed in Pinewood Memorial Park with military honors. Rick, son of the late Richard Alan and Hilda Whitfield, grew up in Cozad, Nebraska. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1974 and retired in 1995. He went on to become a machinist with United Machine Works in Stokes, NC, for 20 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved his family and church family. He had a servant’s heart in his care for others.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Linnette Whitfield of Greenville; sons, Christopher Whitfield and wife, Angie, Matt Whitfield, all of Omaha, Nebraska, and Richard Whitfield and wife, Kate of Greenville; daughter, Tiffany Mosley and husband, Justin, of Winterville; grandchildren, Tara, Christopher, Allison, Caden, Levi, and Cora; and his siblings, Mary Andersen, Daphne Hayes, and Doug (Karen) Whitfield.