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Richard D. Faix, 91, departed this life on October 16, 2021 surrounded by his wife and daughter. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was raised in Milford, Delaware. After attending Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, he served three years in the Air Force, including a tour in Korea. After working for several years at Sear, Roebuck & Co. in Richmond, he went to Fork Union Military Academy where he taught physics and chemistry for 36 years. He played several instruments and played with the Second-Wind Band in Charlottesville, Virginia for many years. Besides being a talented musician, he was an artist and built many clocks as a hobby. He is predeceased by his parents, Gus and Ethel Faix; a sister, Marjorie; a brother, Bill; and a son, Tom. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Euxine Dolbeer Faix; a daughter, Tracy Faix of Glen Allen, Virginia; a grandson, Aiden; a brother, Thomas L. Faix of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a graveside service at Grace Episcopal Church in Bremo Bluff, Virginia on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 754 Bremo Bluff Road, Bremo Bluff, Virginia 23022 or Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, Virginia. Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, Virginia.