June 20, 1971 ~ April 14, 2022

Born in: London, United Kingdom,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Richard Michael Bedwell, 50, of Asheville, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2022.

A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, April 18 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian and his family will greet friends at the funeral home immediately following the service. A live stream will be available on Richard’s obituary page at grocefuneralhome.com.


Celebration of Life: April 18, 2022 3:00 pm

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


Room: Chapel

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  1. Richard,
    You were and still are the best Uncle anyone could ask for. It’s still hard to believe that you are gone but you are now free from pain. I miss you so much. I now have another Guardian Angel. I will look after Nanny and make sure she is ok. I will also make sure to visit Farrah and the kiddies as much as I can when they are settled in Canada. Love and miss you forever and always.

  2. Sincere condolences to Farrah, the kids and all the extended family.
    Richard, a gentle soul from the moment I met you; still cannot believe you are gone. Rest in peace, gentle one

  3. Condolences to the family🙏. I remember him from my Hillcrest days in Nairobi. A good man. Kenya and I will always remember him.

  4. RIP Richard. We never stop praying for you. But it was the Will. Sincere condolences to Farrah and family who are living on your loving memories. Farrah, we know you must be very exhausted and we in Canada very sorry for your loss. We love you all.

  5. RIP Rich, can’t believe you are gone, thoughts are with Anita, Kieran and Hazel and of course Farah and their children, sending so much love from Michelle, Steve and Belle xxx

  6. Dear Richard, such a kind and humble man devoted to your family both in the UK and of course your own family which took so much pride in your heart. You will be so sadly missed by everyone whose hearts you touched. May your peace be eternal with no more pain and suffering. You legacy will live on. xxx

  7. Rest in peace Richard say hi to your sister and dad for us and also say hi to my folks we will miss you mate 😢 💙

  8. Heartfelt condolences to his family. You were a great warrior to the end, my friend. Remembered always with love and a smile. Go in peace, brother.

  9. Richard,
    You were a fighter and an amazing human being. You always had a smile on your face despite your challenges. You are an inspiration to me and so many others. I am sure you will be looking over your family until you meet them again. The world is a better place with you having lived in it

  10. Great to have known you Rich, we made so many memories together and I just remember a lot of laughter!! Rest easy my friend, lots of love. Never forgotten x

  11. Good to have known you my friend. Loved being at Ravensbourne with you and a talented and caring bunch of people. RIP Rich.

  12. It was such a honor to work and learn from Richard during our years together at SBFI. Richard will be greatly missed.

  13. Richard you were loved by everyone who met you. Your genuine love for life was infectious. You were my fourth brother always there to look after me. Will miss you so much. Farrah, Kenzie and Leo sending you all so much love 💕

  14. Rest in peace Rich, you were a great guy and were a true fighter. Grateful for the time we spent together in London. Love and best wishes to you, Farrah, Kenzie and Leo, from Graham, Andrea, Holly and Annie

  15. My deepest condolences to Farrah, Kenzie and Leo. I’m so sorry for your loss. For the times, I’ve been in Richard’s company, it was obvious what a gentle and kind person he was. He loved his wife and kids dearly. He will be dearly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was a fighter right up until the end. May your soul rest in peace Richard. Farrah, we are all here for you and the children. Sending you so much love.

  16. We are so grateful to have known Richard, a wonderful friend. We hold dear our memories of him. May he rest in peace.

  17. Dear Richard. You have been an inspiration to all of us with your strength and courage. I’m heartbroken for you to have left your babies and your devoted wife. I’ll always remember you from Hillcrest days and the motorcross. Many fun evenings on Tuesday night prize giving at the Carnivore, with Kevin and Barry. Rest in peace now after all the pain you have suffered.

  18. Rich, you will be greatly missed.

    Remembering competitive and fun times as part of the squash team in Richmond. You were a great guy, always smiling and full of laughter.

    Forever part of the Cannons Richmond squash family.

    Rest in peace.

    Matt, Ali & Rose Wilkinson

  19. RIPP Richard! You are free from pain and in heaven with the angels to watch over Farrah and the kids. Sincere condolences Farrah. May the Holy Spirit comfort you, the kids and the extended family.


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