Richard Louis (Dick) Mueller 72 of Jacksonville Florida passed away April 11, 2023. He was born April 14, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Due to his father’s employment in the cemetery business his family relocated to Birmingham, Alabama.
He attended the University of Alabama and loved Alabama football “Roll Tide”. Dick was a fourth generation cemeterian and began his career at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, AL. To further his career, Dick moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1976 where he worked at Evergreen Cemetery. In 1986, he was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Evergreen Cemetery and retired in 2012. He was elected as a director, serving in many capacities, with The Florida Cemetery Association and eventually became President of the FCA in 1996 (now the FCCFA). He was also appointed and served on the Florida Board of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services from 2011 to 2016.
He was a member and past President (2002 -2003) of the Jacksonville Rotary Club, and he was a Paul Harris Fellow. Dick was an active member of the Orange Park Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder.
He was an avid golfer who enjoyed the fellowship of all the golfers with whom he played. He was brilliant and quick-witted. He loved to play trivia and share his gift of telling a good joke with friends and family. His was a life well lived. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harry W. Mueller, Jr., and Florence Elise Tenner Mueller.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Mueller, Daughter Amy Carlisle (Jay), stepsons Jonathan Cupp and Ryan Cupp (Brema), granddaughters Violet Carlisle and Scarlett Carlisle, Brothers Harry W. Mueller, III (Susan Brand) and Thomas Frederick Mueller (Donna).
A Graveside Committal Service will be 9:30 am Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Evergreen Cemetery 4535 Main Street Jacksonville Fl. 32206.
Funeral Service will be held 11:30 am Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Orange Park Presbyterian Church 1905 Park Ave, Orange Park, Fl. 32073. Reception to follow at the church.
Arrangements with Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory 4535 Main Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206 (904) 353-3649.