Richard Dean “R.C.” Chacon
Richard Dean “R.C.” Chacon, 72, died peacefully in his home in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 25, 2016.
Richard was born on September 25, 1944 in Los Angeles, California to Socorro “Cora” (Murrietta) Vasquez.
He moved to Tolleson, Arizona in the 1950’s and as a young adult traveled the United States successfully a part of the profession of Billiards (Pool) ultimately bringing him to Las Vegas, Nevada in the 1960’s.
Las Vegas became his permanent home where he worked and eventually retired from the Gaming Industry.
He grew a passion for golf which was known by all who knew him. He had many trophies and plaques in his home displaying the numerous golf tournaments he participated in with many celebrities and golf professionals.
He is survived by his long time companion of 25 years Christine Sims of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister Gloria Romero and family of Visalia, California; children Romero Richard Chacon (the artist of this portrait) of Concord, Massachusetts and Jacqueline Rochelle Rowden and family of Kansas City, Kansas; three grandchildren Dominick Stephen Gomes, Abigail Love Chacon and Ava Elizabeth Chacon; and many more loving cousins, family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his mother Socorro “Cora” (Murrietta) Vasquez and son Dean Edward Chacon.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
St. Barnabas The Apostle Catholic Church 4921 W Craig Rd Las Vegas, Nevada 89130.
I always have and I always will love you Dad!
I will always love and remember my Uncle Richard. I will forever be grateful to my Uncle for his help when I needed it the most. I pray for his soul with many loving memories of my Uncle Richard!
Many may think Richard was difficult to live with yet I often wondered how he tolerated me. I know he loved me completely and unconditionally as I loved him. Unfortunately, he was quite ill for some time and he often spoke of missing his children & grandchildren but not being able to call or spend time with them. He cared about them very much and wasn’t able to let them know this. He also loved all of his extended family; Irene, Henrietta, Vikki, Linda, & others I can’t remember all their names. I miss him more than ever and I will always remember him and our time together and I feel lucky to have met my one true love and been able to share the 25 years we did have together. I think of him every.day, several times a day and often take his picture from my purse to see him again.. I miss him terribly (as he often said I would).
His correct birth date is September 3rd, 1944.