Anchor Point and Homer area resident Richard F. Kettell, 65, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. No services are planned at this time.
Richard was born Nov. 6, 1948, in Elmira, N.Y. He attended two years of college, majoring in English. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam beginning in 1968. He was wounded and was honorably discharged in 1972 after a year recovering in the hospital. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal for his service.
After leaving the military, Richard and his young family traveled across the country and eventually ended up in Alaska in 1976, living in Tanana for a time, then the Homer and Anchor Point area. Richard spent some years in Texas driving across the country working as a truck driver.
Richard loved history, literature, music, driving and watching NASCAR.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jeanne Kettell, and grandsons, Bruce and Salem, all of Anchorage, and his son, John Kettell and granddaughter, Emmalin, both of Homer.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.