William Richard Gould

December 1, 1952 - July 13, 2022

12/01/1952 - 07/13/2022

CHESAPEAKE – William “Rick” Gould, 69, died July 13, 2022.  Rick was born in Long Beach, CA to the late William and Ann Ludwig Gould.  He was a Vietnam veteran having retired from the US Navy as a Senior Chief after 22 years of service.  He was an avid fisherman and a member, founder and former president of the Bassackwards Bass Club.  Rick also enjoyed rebuilding and showing antique cars.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Robert Gould (Sharon) and William “Jim” Gould (Amy) all of Maine; mother of his children and special friend, Elaine C. Gould of Chesapeake; siblings, David Paul Gould (Kristin) and Cindy Prior (Craig) all of Maine; grandchildren, Connor, Andrew, Walter, and Jennifer; great grandchild, Able; very close friends, Bill Whispell, Mike Jackson, Teresa and Perry Garner; and a host of other family and friends.

Private services will be held at a later date.  Express condolences to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.

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Max Highbaugh
9 months ago

Rick was my senior chief at FLEASWTRACENLANT when I was an instructor there. Very knowledgeable and a no-nonsense leader. He had a way of making his people feel important…and he had a great sense of humor.

Debbie Kelley
1 year ago

My condolences to the family. Rick was a childhood friend whom i thought very highly of and will remember him fondly.