Richard David Weikel

Richard David Weikel, age 77, of Elizabeth City, NC died on Monday, May 24, 2021 at his residence.

Born in Ashland, PA on October 31, 1943 to the late Melvin Weikel and Elsie Marie Hepler Weikel, he was the husband of Paulette Faye Halsey Weikel since May 16, 1962. Mr. Weikel served his country honorably in the U. S. Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Donna Schaeffer of NC and Linda Lockhard of VA; a son, David Weikel of MS; a brother, Ronald Weikel of FL; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.

Inurnment will be in the Albert G. Horton Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Weikel family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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