Ralph R. Bacon

Ralph Richmond “Rich” Bacon

Altoona, FL. Ralph Richmond “Rich” Bacon (84) of Altoona, FL passed away on March 30, 2022. He was born March 3, 1938 in Newton, Massachusetts to Robert Francis and Jean Richmond (Taber) Bacon.

Rich is survived by his dear wife of 16 years, Diana Gail (Lupian); his children Robert Bacon and Debra Dowling (Pat). He was also blessed by his grandchildren Mary Bordenaro, Michael Bordenaro, Shannon Baker, Trey Bacon and Richard Bacon. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Patricia (Fowler) 1999.

Rich was a fervent patriot serving the United States in the Army Green Berets for 9 years. He served the country in Vietnam also serving as a medic and was a Master Jumper paratrooper. After the service he worked as an insurance agent for Merrill Lynch and also worked for Watkins Trucking. Rich honored his comrade veterans in his retirement as an active member of the honor guard of the American Legion of Lady Lake, FL., the American Legion of Umatilla, FL., and the 82nd Airborne, North Central Florida Chapter. He loved reading and also found great enjoyment in gardening.

He will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a time to be determined.

Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Umatilla, FL.