Richard Horrell “Dick” Mahoney

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel.

167 N. Main Street

New Haven, Kentucky 40051

Richard Horrell “Dick” Mahoney, 80, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 24, 2021.

He was born August 29, 1941 in New Haven to the late, Kent and Mary Dawson Mahoney, he grew up in New Haven with his sister and four brothers, Dorothy Ann, Ken, Jim, Joe, and Bill.

He was married to Lee Dawson Mahoney from 1965 until her passing in 2016.

He is survived by a daughter, Theresa Houser, a son-in-law, David Houser and 2 grandchildren, Jack and Megan Houser all of Odessa Florida, one sister, Dorothy Ann, and 3 sister-in-laws, Martha Ann, Allie and Kay.

Dick served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for several major corporations traveling all over the world throughout his career. He dove for sunken treasure with Mel Fisher, he rode with cattle ranchers in Marfa TX., did logging with balloons in Oregon, provided costal surveillance with aerostats in the Florida Keys and in spite of all that, his heart was always with his family in Kentucky.

He loved his family, Kentucky, Jesus, the outdoors, campfires, climbing trees, basketball, archery, Westerns, Lone Ranger and fixing things. Dick was one of the most kind, gentle, nice, funny and hardworking people you would ever want to know. He was an amazing man who I called “the best Dad ever”. He is deeply loved and deeply missed.

Visitation will be held Saturday May 14, 2022 form 9 to 11 a.m. at the William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, with a prayer service at 11 a.m. with Father Matthew Hardesty officiating, with a graveside service following at St. Catherine Church Cemetery.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, 167 N. Main St. New Haven Kentucky is in charge of arrangements. Web page:

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