August 2, 1939 ~ September 2, 2019

Born in: Long Island, NY
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Fletcher – Richard “Dick” Arthur Champlin, 80, of Fletcher, died Monday, September 2, 2019 at Stonecreek Health and Rehabilitation.

A native of Long Island, NY, he was a son of the late Nelson and Ellen Satterly Champlin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Muccio Champlin as well as a great-grandson, Cody Harvey.

He is survived by two daughters, June Harvey of Fletcher and Mary Champlin of Swannanoa; two granddaughters, Jennifer Champion (Shaun) and Becki Guthrie (Jimmy); two great-grandchildren, Logan Nicholas Champion and Wade Arthur Champion as well as several special nephews.

A Life Celebration will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Lake Julian Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Saturday, September 7, at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian.


Celebration of Life: September 8, 2019 2:00 pm

Lake Julian Park
406 Overlook Rd. Ext.
Arden, NC 28704

Visitation: September 7, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Rest In Peace papaw I love you and miss you so hope your reuniting with Nanny and your brothers and sister was amazing. Kiss my baby boy for me. Until we meet again Backi❤️❤️

  2. My heart breaks for the family. I have nothing but fond memories of him. He was if course a smart man ….. He liked the METS…….
    Gone but never forgotten.

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