Lt. Col. Richard J. Seed III

LOTTSBURG—Retired Lt. Col. Richard John Seed III, a decorated U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, passed away May 2, 2020, from the coronavirus.

He was graduated from Roanoke College, Salem, and received a master’s from Catholic University.

Upon graduation, Lt. Col. Seed entered the Officers Candidate School at Quantico, where he was commissioned a second lieutenant.

After serving 22 years in the United States Marine Corps, Lt. Col. Seed taught middle school in Stafford and high school in Westmoreland County. He was also a very proud coach of the girls volleyball team at Washington and Lee High School.

Lt. Col. Seed is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Barbara; two sons, Richard J. Seed IV of Wicomico Church and Jeffery Seed (Courtney) of Richmond; a daughter, Jennifer Cloud (Bob) of Alpharetta, Ga.; three granddaughters, Sydney Seed, Josie Cloud and Davis Cloud; and a sister, Katharine Seed of Philadelphia, Pa.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Light of Christ Anglican Church Cemetery, Heathsville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Light of Christ Anglican Church Building Fund, PO Box 609, Heathsville, VA 22473; or Smith Point Sea Rescue, Inc., PO Box 662, Burgess, VA 22432.

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.