NORTH FT. MYERS, FL./BRANDON — Richard Norman Fales, age 74, passed away on Nov. 8, 2021, at Hope Hospice in East Cape Coral, Florida.
Mr. Fales was born in Rutland on February 18, 1947. He was the son of Adrian and Rose (DeGraff) Fales. He grew up in Rutland and Brandon where he received his early education. In his earlier years he helped his father on the VanGerbig Farm and later worked at Thomas Dairy Farm in Rutland Town. He was employed by C.V.P.S. for more than 15 years.
He afterwards became a long-haul trucker with Goddard Trucking and later Warner Trucking. He loved truck driving, and was a million-mile 18-wheel trucker. He liked to fish and dance. He enjoyed riding his Harley Sportster and spending time with family.
He is survived by: two daughters, Michelle Fales of Poultney and Stacey Greene of Rutland; two sons, Richard Fales, Jr, of Rutland and Chad Fales of West Rutland; his sister, Elaine Mumford of Brandon; three brothers, Robert Fales of Brandon, David Fales of West Rutland, and Lawrence Fales of West Rutland.
Six grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Louis Arnold Fales; and a grandson, Josh.
The memorial service “In Celebration of His Life” will be held at a later date at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place in the spring of 2022 in the family lot at Pleasant View Cemetery in Middletown Springs.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to the Brandon American Legion Post #55, P.O. Box 25, Brandon, Vt. 05733. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.