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Richard Lawrence Dahl, Jr.

August 11, 1957 — September 8, 2022

Richard Lawrence Dahl, Jr., 65, of Valdosta, passed asway on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born on August 11, 1957 in Meadville, PA to Richard L. Dahl, Sr. and Janis Conrad Manross. A decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served for 20 years and earned, Medal with One Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with Four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon with One Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and Air Force Training Ribbon. He was a retail manager for Autozone. Richard was beloved Pappy, coffee drinker, Atlanta Braves fan, and NASCAR fan. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and his canine companion Rambo.

Richard is survived by his mother, Janis Conrad Manross; brother, P. Scott Henry; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Cindy Coulter; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Timmy Keen; daughter, Dianne Van Pelt; grandchildren, Allison Robison (Brent), Kristie Wiggins (Justin), Ashley McMenamin (Brian), Emily Van Pelt, Daniel Coulter; eight great grandchildren; special friends of the family, Cassieta Lee, Malachi Lee, and Christian Lee. Preceded in death by his father, his precious wife of 33 years, Catherine Dahl; grandparents Leonard and Catherine Conrad, Dana Dahl, Sr. and Marion Dahl.

The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 am Monday September 12, 2022 with the memorial service to follow at 11:00am in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Pastor Steve Schierling officiating. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at 

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