Richard Dick Koella
- July 17, 2012
- Knoxville, Tennessee
of Richard's Passing
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Dick has been a dear friend, advisor, and role model since I was a teenager. I will miss him, but he lives on in many that he loved and nutured. I am sorry I was out of town for the funeral. I was honored to have him as my friend and look forward to seeing him again in heaven.
Posted by: Danny Overbey - Knoxville, TN - Fraternity brother and close fri Aug 03, 2012
In reviewing my father's memorials, I read Mr. Koella's announcement online, and thought, What a wonderful statement of Mr. Koella's life. He sounds as if he was an interesting, motivated, kind person. I am sorry for your loss.
Posted by: Shannon M. Holland - Knoxville, TN Jul 27, 2012
I know my parents, Anne and Francis Painter, would join me and my sister Anne joins me in our condolences to the family. My father thought the world of Angie and Dick and we were all proud of his caring and commitment to his family and community.
Posted by: Avalyn Painter Sepaniak - Knoxville, TN - relative Jul 23, 2012
Dick Koella was a great friend and we shared lots of fun family memories. He was a gentleman and so kind! We will miss him a lot. Sincerely, Doug and Catherine Traver
Posted by: Catherine and Doug Traver - friends Jul 21, 2012
My thoughts and deepest prayers are with the family of Dick Koella, who was outstanding In his area, church, fraternity, U. T., and a role model to young people. Dick was gracious and a true gentleman. He and Angy were an admired couple.
His nephews and nieces are in my thoughts, and I send my blessings to each of them, who added humour and happiness to Dick's life.
We will all miss him so very much.
Posted by: Betty Davidson Frierson - Knoxville, TN - friend of 69 years. Jul 20, 2012
What a gentleman! Dick Koella was a friend to so many--his Sigma Alpha Epsilon Brothers, the undergraduates of the Chapter (he WAS Mr. SAE!), and his interfraternal associates. I cherish the years of friendship with Dick and will miss him greatly. Our July 4th weekend several years ago with Dick, Angie, and their "regulars" at the Seaview Inn at Pawleys Island is a treasured memory.
Rest in Peace and thanks for giving so much to so many.
Bert and Rusha Sams
Posted by: Bert Sams - Knoxville, TN - Friend Jul 19, 2012
My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with the family of Dick Koella and the many who admired and loved him. Dick was outstanding in this area, in his church, his fraternity, and leadership qualities. He will be missed by so many, including me and my living brother, Lloyd Davidson, of Honduras.
He was energetic, personable, handsome, and a true gentleman. His nephews and nieces are also outstanding and have been close to my family.
My love and prayers are with you. Betty Frierson
Posted by: Betty Davidson Frierson (Mrs. Lauraance W., II) - Knoxville, TN - longtime friend Jul 19, 2012
Many thanks to Dick for sharing his time, talents and treasures with so many young men through his mentorship SAE, Tennessee Kappa.
His influence was felt by so many...
Posted by: Mott Ford - TN Jul 19, 2012
Eula Gray and I would like to offer our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by: A.B. & Eula Gray Goddard Jul 19, 2012
I will always cherish being enlisted by Mr. Koella in 1980 to help bring the Tennessee Kappa SAE chapter back to its former glory and strength, which would not have happened without his dedication and loyalty to his chapter.
Posted by: Jim Hamlin - Wildwood, MO - Fraternity Brother Jul 19, 2012