Richard Wayne Harden passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 62. He was proud to be a Texan, born in Ft. Worth, TX on September 18, 1954 to the late Robert and Joyce Harden. Rich received a Bachelors degree in Psychology at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, TX. He went on to join the U.S. Navy. His proudest career achievement was serving his country and flying F-14’s as a Radar Intercept Officer. He served active duty and as a reservist. He later went on to work as a contractor for the government.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Karen Harden and their four daughters: Ashley Rojas and husband Carlo Rojas, Laura Harden, Megan Harden of Virginia Beach, VA and Jennifer Harden of Richmond, VA; two grandsons, Phoenix and Pierce Rojas; and two brothers, Christopher Harden and Matthew Harden of Texas.
A memorial service with military honors will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11 AM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 3900 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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