Richard A. Page
Richard Alan Page, of Whispering Pines, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Pinehurst United Methodist Church, in celebration of his life. Visitation condolences will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Richard’s home.
He was born in Jacksonville June 14, 1956. Richard graduated from Pinecrest High School. Soon after, he began a 35-year career building residential and commercial buildings. His first position was with his father in the family-home building business. Over the years, he branched out into larger commercial projects, most recently with Primax Construction. He worked hard, was fair and held the respect of the construction community.
At home, Richard’s focus was service to others. To him, these were not just words. These words guided his life as he supported and counseled friends, family and strangers. The gate to Heaven is opened wider to those who put others above themselves; the path through the gate is now so clear and welcoming that the rest of us only have to follow his steps.
Richard never asked us to follow him in this world or the next, but it was clear that he was a leader. He was our model of strength and compassion, two qualities seldom found in the same person.
Richard was more than this. Service and duty were accompanied by dedication to family, passion for golf, and his affection for his long-loved, four-footed Sophie.
Richard Page married Jane Beth Atkinson on May 23, 1998, and for the next 13 years, they lived, loved and laughed. He is survived by his cherished daughter Courtney Page Buchan, as well as stepchildren Nathaniel Stonestreet and Anna Stonestreet Smith. His beloved grandchildren are Harrison Paul Buchan, Lauren Tayler Stonestreet and Foster Grace Smith. His siblings, Connie Page, Bob Page Jr. and wife, Connie, Rod Tripp and wife, Marsha, also survive him.
In lieu of flowers donations are requested for The Healing Place of Wake County, 1251 Goode St., Raleigh, NC 27693; www.hpowc.org. Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.