Chief Petty Officer Richard Howard Loucks Jr.


STAMFORD - Richard Howard Loucks Jr. was born on Jan. 19, 1967, in Stamford, to Richard Howard Loucks, Sr. and Shirley Mattice. Together, they raised Richard in the town of Bloomville. He did his schooling as a student at South Kortright Central School. He later earned a higher education from Columbia College.
In November of 1985, at 18, Richard enlisted, as a Hall Tech, in the United States Navy. The following year, he married Cheryl Leale, becoming a step father to her son. This was the beginning of a very long union, lasting more than 20 years, through the whole of Richard's military career. Together, they had four children of their own, three sons and one daughter.
From 1985 to 2005, Richard completed 20 years of honorable and dedicated service to the United States Navy. Preeminent in his field, he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, earning various accolades for a cascade of achievements, recognized throughout his career, such as his participation in capturing more than nine tons of cocaine, in a single bust, the fifth largest in U.S. history. Chief Loucks was an extraordinary sailor and his service will be forever appreciated.
Richard was later married to Suzanne Warner and they remained married throughout the remainder of his life.
Richard fought with intense fervor against DIP and organ rejection for 14 years and that ended on Nov. 26, 2018 at 11 p.m./ 2300.
Richard is preceded in death by his brother, Russell Loucks.
He leaves a host of family and friends to celebrate his life, carry on his legacy and keep his memory alive, his father and mother, Richard and Shirley Loucks; his two sisters, Debbie Martin and Karen Hall-Green; his former wife and their children, Cheryl Loucks, Chad Loucks and wife, Bridget; Ryan Loucks; Travis Loucks and wife, Brittany; Brielle Dougherty and husband, Nathan; his stepson, Joseph Bower and his wife, Marie; his wife, Suzanne and two stepdaughters, Amanda Warner-Van Stone and Maya Bradshaw; his 13 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and extended family.
Richard was a lover of hunting, fishing, grilling, the outdoors and music, but most of all, he loved his family and was a great father, an excellent role model and hero to many. He offered himself to anyone who was in need. He has touched so many people over the span of his life. Richard Howard Loucks Jr. will forever live in our hearts!
There will be a military service, with honor guard, honoring Chief Petty Officer Richard H. Loucks Jr. at noon, Saturday, May 11, in the Stamford Cemetery. Following the service, there will be a Celebration of Life held at the Stamford VFW where food and beverages will be provided.
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8 posts

PC3 George Stroup
May 03, 2019
A Sailor home from the sea can now rest in Peace. .God keep you shipmate.
MS 3 Beaman
May 03, 2019
RIP Brother
BM2 Warfield
May 03, 2019
God speed on your new journey!
Robb Webb
May 03, 2019
RIP Shipmate βœοΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²βš“
Manny Salazar, SHCM, SW RETIRED
May 03, 2019
Fair winds and following seas shipmate RIP..
May 03, 2019
That would be Hull Tech..not HallTech
David Butche
May 03, 2019
Fair winds and following seas shipmate. Godspeed.
Paul Decker
May 02, 2019