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David Randolph Ames, Sr

  • Birth 16 Jan 1937 Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 4 Aug 2009 Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 40330325

David R. Ames Sr., 72, of Richmond, died peacefully at home on August 4, 2009 after a bout with Lou Gehrig's disease.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Edwards Ames; sons, David R. Ames Jr., Erick Edward Ames and their wives, Wendy and Betty; grandchildren, David R. Ames III, Jackson T. Ames, Jens E. Ames and Kirby O. Ames; and a sister, Mary Close.

David was born in Portsmouth, Va., and maintained many friendships there. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. After David graduated from the University of Richmond, where he is in the Richmond Sports Hall of Fame, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers and made the team before being drafted into the U.S. Army. After service, he played football for the New York Titans and the Denver Broncos. When David returned to Richmond, he had a long career in management at Philip Morris. David loved maintaining his home and lawn, fishing and collecting juke boxes. Most of all, he loved helping people.

The family will receive visitors Friday, August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bliley's Funeral Home, 8510 Staples Mill Road.

The funeral will be held at the University of Richmond Cannon Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 8, followed by a burial at Hollywood Cemetery.

Please consider making a memorial contribution to the ALS Association, 2807 N. Parham Rd., Richmond, Va. 23294.

Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 8/6/2009 - 8/7/2009


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  • Created by: Robert Munson
  • Added: 6 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40330325
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Randolph Ames, Sr (16 Jan 1937–4 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40330325, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Robert Munson (contributor 46987265) .