Richard Lee “Rick” Stevens, 67, of Fredericksburg passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at his home.
Rick graduated as valedictorian from Liberty Center Public School in 1968.
Rick had worked as a nuclear engineer instructor with Dominion Resources. Prior to that he was an instructor at the Navy’s Nuclear Power School under Admiral Rickover. He loved studying and teaching. Rick earned a master’s degree in physics and chemical engineering, Also he was an avid student of history.
Rick was a favorite instructor in the training department at North Anna Nuclear Power Station. He was very passionate about what he taught resulting in many successful former students and professionals.
Rick was member of Ferry Farm Baptist Church where he taught a Sunday school class. He had a unique sense of humor which endeared him to his peers and especially his five year old granddaughter, Ellie.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Stevens; step-son James Schneider (Nasim); granddaughter Ellie; mother Treva S. Stevens; sister Sally Speer (Alan); and numerous aunts, uncles and beloved cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard E. Stevens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 13 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 14 at New Life in Christ Church. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery.
Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg
Monday November 13th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
4801 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
New Life in Christ Church
Tuesday November 14th, 2017
11925 Burgess Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Quantico National Cemetery
Tuesday November 14th, 2017
18424 Joplin Road
Triangle, VA 22172
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So many lucky students might well smile as they recall Rick's magnificent classes and his inimitable "Wrong, wrong, wrong!" tagline. We have lost a consummate professional.
Submitted by Michael Neal on Nov 14 2017 02:59:45 PM
May the God of comfort Jehovah give you
peace and comfort now. John 5:28,29
Wayne & Joan Ball
Submitted by Joan Ball on Nov 14 2017 12:41:22 PM
I am very sorry to hear Ricks passing. I was fortunate to know him at Dominion and am sure that he will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts are with the family.
Submitted by Forrest Wall on Nov 13 2017 05:05:27 PM
Thinking of your at this time of sorrow. Rick was a wonderful, funny man and brought smiles to a lot of faces.
Submitted by Debbie Morris on Nov 13 2017 04:33:46 PM
Rick was an outstanding individual. He was an excellent instructor. He had an extraordinary talent for teaching with the unique ability to quickly assess student knowledge level and learning style to tailor his teaching approach for meaningful and effective delivery. He loved teaching, and he loved and cared about his students and their progress. For me, as one of his students early on, he was a beloved instructor and teacher. Later, as a fellow instructor, he was a valued and trusted colleague (always willing to mentor and guide). Above all, he was a good friend. I feel privileged to have known and worked with him over the past 30 years. He will be missed.
Liz and James - please know that you and your family are in Michelle and my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Dave Slankard on Nov 12 2017 10:11:01 PM
So sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord comfort and sustain you during this difficult time.
Submitted by Beth Hamilton on Nov 12 2017 07:42:03 PM
Judy and John Hoschak lit a candle for Richard L. Stevens
Judy and John Hoschak lit a candle on Nov 11 2017 05:19:21 PM
I'm sorry to hear about Rick's passing. My thoughts are with you.
Submitted by Cheryl Creager Houghtby on Nov 10 2017 04:37:06 PM
As correctly written, Rick was a favored instructor at North Anna. He used his wit and great passion to convey the knowledge to his students. He will be missed. Praying for all his family and friends in the time of loss.
Submitted by Stewart Morris on Nov 10 2017 09:20:11 AM
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