Richard A. Householder

Published 7:12 am Monday, April 1, 2024

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Richard A. Householder, 82, of Mocksville, N.C., passed away at Kate B Reynolds Hospice House, in Winston Salem on Monday, March 25, 2024 after a lingering illness.

Born May 21, 1941, in Beaver Falls, Pa., he was the son of the late H. Wayne and Elizabeth Householder.

He was a graduate of Gateway Technical Institute of Pittsburgh, Pa. and retired from Cutler Hammer Eaton (formerly Westinghouse) after 37 years. While living in Pennsylvania he was a member of the former St Mary’s Catholic Church, where he was active on the Church Council, Usher, and the Angel Fund Scholarship Committee. Shortly after retirement he moved to North Carolina and became a member of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church of Mocksville, where he became a member of the Knights of Columbus with 4th Degree Honor Guard. He loved fishing, golfing, gardening, and traveling.

He leaves behind: his loving wife and best friend of over 60 years, Sandra Shoaf Householder; daughter, Kimberly Meisner (Stephen Torrence) of Lexington; Richard Jr. (Patti) of Charlotte; grandchildren, Austin Householder, Kayla Meisner, Shayne Householder, and Sean Meisner; brothers, Raymond (Diane) of Florida, James (Jennifer) of Pennsylvania, David of Pennsylvania; sister, Mary Lu McCormick of Georgia;  and sister-in-law, Marjorie Householder of Alabama.

He was preceded in death by: his brother, Robert Householder; and brother-in-law, Robert McCormick.

The family received friends Sunday, March 31 from 5-7 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service Chapel and a Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, April 1 at 11 a.m .at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.   

The family expresses their thankfulness to Trellis Supportive Care at Kate B Reynolds Hospice House and to her private caregiver, Dusky for the care and love he received.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27103.

We at Davie Funeral Service are honored to be serving the Householder family.