Obituary for Richard B. Jewell of Whispering Pines

Richard B. Jewell, age 75, of Whispering Pines, NC died Monday, June 5, 2023 at his home.

A native of DuBois, PA he was the son of the late Burlin and Esther Jewell. Richard joined the US Army in 1969 and served in Vietnam and Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Sandhills Community College and West Virginia University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Richard was an engineer specializing in energy management and during his career worked with Phillips 66 Pipeline, ConocoPhillips and Koch Industries. He retired in 2009 and moved to Moore County, NC in 2011. While living in Moore County Richard volunteered his time and energy serving fallen servicemen and women through the Patriot Guard Riders where he served as State Captain for several years.

Richard is survived by his wife of 51 years Lara Black Jewell; daughters Lesley Jewell of Oak Island, NC; Gretchen Jewell and husband Patrick Ferries of Summerfield, NC; son Patrick Jewell and wife Heather of Sand Springs, OK; brother-in-law Bob Morse of DuBois, PA; and five grandchildren: Hadley, Ace, Aubry, Presley and Rhett. He was preceded in death by his sister Joyce Morse and survived by his Patriot Guard Brothers and Sisters.

The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage, NC on Sunday, June 11 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Following the visitation the family will process with a Patriot Guard Riders escort to West End Cemetery for a graveside service with military honors at 2:30 pm.

Memorials may be made to NC Patriot Guard Riders at

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