A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Richard Nobles Ussery, 60, of Flagler Beach, Fla., who died July 22, was held Aug. 2, with burial in Mandarin Cemetery in St. Johns, Fla.
Richard was born July 13, 1961 in Jesup and lived with his family in Jeff Davis County, until they moved to Jacksonville, Fla. in 1965. Richard attended Duval county schools and graduated from Wolfson High School, then graduated from Valdosta State University with a BS Degree in Biology. He went on to work for 31 years with St. Johns Power Park in Jacksonville. Richard was best known for his loyalty and work ethic and it paid off when the began retirement in 2018. He was always passionate about the beach and he and his wife, Helen, were finally able to start enjoying a new beach home. Richard was preceded by his grandparents, John Ed and Rosalie Rogers Shaw, T.O. and Rose Gilbreth Ussery.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Holeva Ussery; daughter, Morgan usury of Raleigh, N.C.; son, Luke Ussery, of Leesburg, Fla.; parents, Wayne and Fonda Shaw Ussery of Hazlehurst; brother, Johnny Ussery (Kathi); sisters-in-law, Cathy Farrahi and Maria Holeva; brothers-in-law, Mike and Joe Holeva; six nieces and nephews and four great nieces.
Even though Richard grew up and worked in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Fla., he always thought of himself as a Georgian, when asked where he or his family were from, he always replied, Hazlehurst, Ga., a little town in South Georgia.