Richard “Dick” James Mihill

Richard “Dick” James Mihill, 81, of Winchester, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at his home.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 10 AM at Liberty Baptist Church, 29110 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg with Pastor Mike Yoho and Pastor Keith Warren officiating. Entombment will follow at Panorama Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Mr. Mihill was born on November 19, 1938 in Washington, D.C. to the late Arthur George and Marion J. Thew Mihill. He was also preceded in death by his son, Richard James Mihill Jr.; two brothers, Arthur George Mihill Jr. and Henry D. Mihill and sister, Marion J. Mobley.

Richard was known to his wife as Honey, siblings as Dickie, by his friends and co-workers as Dick and to his family he was Dad, Uncle Dick and Pappy. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Convex Corporation as their Chief Financial Officer. Dick dedicated his life to serving others. He was a Sunday school teacher, Awana Commander, served for 20 years preaching at the Gospel Mission in Washington, D.C. and served in the Stephen Ministry. He and his wife served together as missionaries with Outreach to Asia Nationals.

Dick is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judith Ann Mihill; ten daughters, Starr K. Thurman (Kenneth), Joy L. Semelsberger (Mike), Judith A. Pollard-Mihill, Bonnie M. Mihill, Rebecca G. Mihill, K. Dawn Mihill, Lana D. Baden, Tammy N. Meeks Ashley (Craig), Kimberly G. Mihill, and Sharon L. Mihill; two sons, Timothy M. Mihill (Julie) and Matthew L. Mihill (Laura); 29 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; sister, Marie M. Goheens; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Zachary Pollard, Jesse Thurman, Michael Semelsberger, Matthew Semelsberger, Jake Mihill, Jared Mihill, Thomas Baden and Lawrence Meeks IV.

The family will receive friends at 9:30 AM prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to GOFUNDME.COM Memorial Fund for Richard J. Mihill.

  11 comments for “Richard “Dick” James Mihill

  1. Fontella Newman
    October 9, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Sending prayer to the family and friends. God called home another angel. May the lord give all of you the strength to go on.

  2. October 10, 2020 at 1:42 am

    Dick was a good friend and brother in Christ. We served the Lord together at Berea Bible Church in Clarksburg, Md. Dick had a great sense of humor and I loved sharing our common faith and love for
    Jesus Christ. Dick is in heaven now and we will see him very soon at the Rapture. He is rejoicing but it is sad for those of us who loved him.

  3. Matt Mihill
    October 10, 2020 at 3:23 am

    You were the best Dad!! Love you and miss you. Will see you again though. Will see you later.

    • October 12, 2020 at 12:51 pm

      Hi Matt,

      I remember all the good times and fellowship I had with your dad. Remember when I had all of you at my
      house for a picnic and swim? How are you doing? Do you have a wife and children? I would like to hear from you.

      Bob Recchio Home: 910-371-1699 Cell: 910-409-3028 email:

  4. Sharon
    October 10, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Dear Family,
    I thank God for your family and seeing the love that all of you have lavished on one another.
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    I pray that God will comfort (especially Judith) all of you, as only He can.
    Sharon Lumpp

  5. Joan Haley
    October 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    I did not know Pappy very well sound like he was a wonderful person.. So sorry for your Loss reflect on the wonderful person he was and your memories.

  6. Edward(Danny) Burns
    October 10, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Uncle Dick was a one of a kind Uncle, who loved all indiscriminately. His legacy is one of true love and comittment to his christian faith and he was a true Fisher of Men. His life on earth is done, but his eternal live is now beginning. You are gone, but not forgotten.

    Love, your nephew Danny Burns

  7. Michael Burns
    October 11, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Sorry to here about Uncle Dick. Greatest Person I ever Knew.

  8. Tammy
    October 12, 2020 at 11:04 am

    I love you Dad. Life will never be the same. You were truly the best! I will miss you every day. I’m so blessed to have had you for a dad and to know that because of the gift of Jesus Christ I will be with you again one day.

  9. Rich (little Dickie) Burns
    October 12, 2020 at 11:34 am

    What do you say about this man? Overflowing with love. Always sharing Christ with others and helping however he could. I remember a time when he came to Seattle for business, he had never met my children so he called and I picked him up. We get to the house and the first thing he does is pull out two supersize candy bars for a 4 and 2 year old. Eyes as big as saucers but the joy on Uncle Dick’s face I will never forget. My now 40+ son asked me a few years ago do you remember when that man came to the house with those giant candy bars. So we shared the story again and laughed. He knew how to make an impression. Always near our hearts.

  10. Mary E Hernandez
    October 19, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Mary Ellen (Niece)Burns Hernandez

    Uncle Dicky and Judy were the best. They always looked out for everyone. I remember they would never forget us at Christmas, we so looked forward to that. My mom (sister Marion) was so proud of him and loved him very much .Love you and will miss you till we meet again

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