Richard Dean Hartman
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 6, 1957
  • Place of birth:
    Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 20, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Richmond, Virginia, United States
Second Corinthians 5:6 “Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”

Richard Hartman, 58, was born on July 6, 1957 and went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2016. He was proceeded in death by his father, Earl Dean Hartman. He is survived by his wife Coni Gardner Hartman; mother Helen Thomas Hartman; daughters, Erin Bates and husband Joe, Beth Molzer and husband Garrett, and Dara Ward and husband Patrick; Grandchildren Luke Bates, Josie Bates, Leah Ward and Micah Ward.; Siblings Todd Hartman and his wife Sandy, Dale Hartman, and Dana Hall and her husband Steve. 

A Memorial Service will be held  at 2pm on January 30, 2016 at Centralia Presbyterian Church 4625 Centralia Rd. Chester, VA.  A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Shriners Children's Hospital of Greenville, SC which is a charity that was very dear to Rick.

  950 West Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605




Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jim Harvey on 6th July 2017

"Remembering my good friend and brother-in-Christ on his birthday. Much love to Coni, the children and grandchildren."

This tribute was added by Glendine Lipford on 6th July 2016

"Coni, I imagine today was a tough day for you.  Just know that you're in our thoughts and prayers more than you realize.  Rick was a really special person and had such a testimony about the love of Jesus.  We all miss him."

This tribute was added by Jo Marturano on 6th July 2016

"On Rick's birthday, I pray for all of you left behind.  He is rejoicing, but I know only a glimpse of how much you miss him.  He was so tenderhearted, and compassionate for kids, and you-his family, and for hurting men that he would minister to.  He loved so very well.  He was a taste of Jesus for all of us.  I miss him, too."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Bailie on 6th July 2016

"To all of Rick's large and loving family.  May God continue to bless all of you as He has so richly done in the past.  May you have sweet memories of Rick and his awesome ministry to everyone that he met...he was an awesome and loving person.  We all miss him a lot!  God bless you all!"

This tribute was added by Robert Jeffcoat on 6th July 2016

"God bless the day Rick Hartman was born! What servant! What deacon! What a friend. May God continue the bless the family of Rick Hartman, with the riches of knowing Christ, loving Christ, serving Christ.
I can't wait to see him again in heaven."

This tribute was added by George & Audrey Moore on 11th February 2016

"Celebrating the life of Richard Dean Hartman, God's faithful servant, loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to all who shared his love of Our Lord.  May he rest in  peace in His loving arms until we all meet again in Heaven. Love and Prayers to the Family and Loved ones, who will miss his presence, but feel his spirit forever.  AMEN   George, Audrey & Family"

This tribute was added by Chip Slaughter on 4th February 2016

"Rick was always so supportive of Erin and her music.  Loved talking drums w Rick.  He was a proud Daddy of his children."

This tribute was added by Terry Jacobs on 27th January 2016

"I uploaded 2 pictures I took at our family reunion of Rick, I thought you all would like to have them.
Rick was such a special man, my dad (Rudy) was  so proud of him when he became a Christian. I can only imagine daddy in the greeting party when he arrived to his heavenly home.
I loved Ricky and am grieving with you all for our loss.

Love and continued prayers for you all,

Terry Jacobs"

This tribute was added by Karen White on 26th January 2016

"My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of loss. Rick was a wonderful person. God be with you all."

This tribute was added by Jo Marturano on 25th January 2016

"Dear Coni, Erin, Beth, and Dara, and precious sons-in-law.  I am so sorry for you to lose dear Rick.   He loved you all so much, and the grandchildren brought delight to him.  I just want to encourage you that I will pray for you, and to remind you how thoughtful and kind and loving he was to all he touched.  I will never forget how he told me at the end of November how the last year was the best one of his life.   How much he loved Jesus, and could feel Jesus's presence through his trials and how much he wanted to spread the good news of Jesus's love to anyone who would listen.  He was an amazing man, and I know he lives on in your hearts and in mine.   I love each of you,  Jo"

This tribute was added by Woody woodward on 25th January 2016

"One time a few years back, Rick came up to me and said" thank you for letting Erin be in the Jumpstart Band".Rick, It has been my pleasure to have known Erin and the rest of your family( even though I may have scared a few of them occasionally). I fell like you all have become part of my family. I'm sure you will be missed everyday. God bless and keep you. Love to all Family."

This tribute was added by Charles Swann on 23rd January 2016

"Rick,  You are a true brother in the Lord.  I have never met someone who was so eager to serve others for our Lord more than you. Your love for God's Word and willingness to learn and eagerness to live it was so overwhelmingly influential.  I thought of you as  I road by the lakes of The Santee.  My goodness you loved fishing as I do but you were more committed to it than me.  Anyone who would sleep on your boat at night on the santee full of alligators has got to be committed.
I will miss you for now, but I am looking forward to seeing you with our Savior and Lord in Heaven.
Connie,  we are praying for you.  The path you walk now is hard, but many have gone before and have found grace and strength in our Lord who Is the Resurrection and the Life. You  and your children are loved
May God keep you close and express to you His Compassion.
Charles, Angela, Luke and Lora Swann"

This tribute was added by Rod Mortenson on 23rd January 2016

"I will always remember Rick as a man whose life was a picture of Christ-like humility and servitude.  He will be missed by many, including me.. for now.  Praying for comfort, strength and peace for his family during this time of loss."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Bailie on 23rd January 2016

"I remember Grace House and those that Rick and Coni served through Grace House. Even to the end Rick, as he came in and out of his semi-comatose state, was focused NOT on himself, but totally on others and his concern that his illness was a burden on others of his family and those caring for him.  Art and I still have the truck that we purchased from Rick when we were moving to Virginia.  It will be a reminder to us of a great brother in Christ."

This tribute was added by Glendine Lipford on 23rd January 2016

"Dan and I have only known Rick a few years, but in that short span, we grew to love him and Coni so much.  Once the cancer appeared, he seemed to have an urgency even more than before to tell others about Jesus and to challenge each of us in our walk with the Lord.  We realized we should all have that urgency too.  He was a great friend, teacher and mentor to so many.  He will be sorely missed."

This tribute was added by Bob Reid on 23rd January 2016

"Rick was the first person I met on my first visit to Covenant Community Church.  He made me feel very welcome and helped me get oriented to church life at CCC.  On subsequent visits, he remembered my name and introduced me to other church members.  He always made me feel very welcome. All of us @ CCC will greatly miss Rick."

This tribute was added by Jim Harvey on 23rd January 2016

"Coni and Family,

Rick was one of the first men Charlotte and I met when we first started visiting Covenant Community Church at the Saxe Gotha School. He was a special man and a special brother/friend. As I said earlier, our hearts are very sad, but we rejoice with you that Rick is with Jesus for eternity with no pain. We will never forget his dedicated service to Jesus and our church, and we will also miss him until we, too, join that great reunion at our home. We are continuing to pray for you and your family.

Jim and Charlotte."

This tribute was added by Thomas Conley on 23rd January 2016

"Rick Hartman, a humble, quiet, giving, Christ loving man. He gave to others sacrificially and loved unconditionally. My brother you will be missed here on this earth. While we celebrate your being with Jesus, we are sadden because you are not here with us. We pray for the Hartman family. We love you. Tom and DI"

This tribute was added by Teri Hooper on 23rd January 2016

"Bob and I are praying for your whole family. Rick was a blessing to us and we know many many people. You will be in our thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Robert Jeffcoat on 23rd January 2016

"Knowing where you are is à great comfort. Knowing where you are is also a great loss, knowing that I will see you again is a great comfort to face a great loss. You will be missed."

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This memorial is administered by:

Erin Bates

Kindly sponsored by:
Jim Harvey


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