Richard Eugene LaRoche

Richard Eugene LaRoche

December 11, 2021, 64, Goldsboro –

Richard Eugene LaRoche, 64, passed away at Wayne UNC Health Care on Saturday, December 11, 2021 surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Carson, Colorado on January 7, 1957, he was the son of the late Sherwood LaRoche and Ruby Helms LaRoche.

Richard felt most comfortable when he was outdoors. He loved every opportunity he had to go camping and hiking. He especially enjoyed spending time in the mountains. When stuck inside, Richard enjoyed sitting down and reading a good book.

Richard retired from the United States Air Force after 24 years of honorable service. Richard was thankful for the opportunities that the Air Force provided for him and his family.

A service to celebrate Richard’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 3 P.M. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 P.M. until 3 P.M. Services will conclude with military honors.

Richard is survived by his wife of 41 years, Maria LaRoche, and his son, Stephen LaRoche. In addition to his wife and son, Richard is also survived by his brothers, Mark LaRoche and David LaRoche; brother-in-law Paul McNamara; and sister-in-law, Colette Meister.

In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his sister, Susan McNamara.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to a charity of your choice.

Services have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at