Richard enlisted into the Navy at the age of 19 and served as a cook on the LST.
He was then honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946.
Richard married Leona (Lonnie) and together they raised their four children.
After serving for the U.S.
Postal Service for 33 years he retired in 1979.
Richard loved coaching, sports card and coin collecting, and bowling.
Richard is survived by his wife Shannon, two sons, Patrick Trowbridge of San Diego, CA and Michael Trowbridge of Spokane, WA; daughter, Ginger Smith of Laclede, ID.
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife Leona and his son Terry.
Visitation will be held Tuesday Dec. 18th from 4:00-8:00pm at Thornhill Valley Chapel 1400 S. Pines Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206.
Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday Dec. 19th at 10:00am at St. Joseph Cemetery 17825E.
Trent Spokane, WA 99216.