SEPTEMBER 26, 1936 – OCTOBER 3, 2022
Raymond Earl Haddock, age 86 of Spotsylvania Virginia, passed away on October 3, 2022, surrounded by his family.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Brunhilde Haddock (nee Becker) of 62 years; son, Ralph and his wife Denise of Redwood, NY; son, Ronald and his wife Layla of Jupiter, FL; daughter, Karen of Manassas, VA; eight loving grandchildren: Katie, Eloise, Christopher, Jonathan, Jeremy, Thomas, Elian and Erina; nephews and nieces, sisters in law, and extended family.
Raymond was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to everyone.
Raymond loved spending time with family above all and dedicated himself to deeply personal relationships with all who survive him.
Raymond served in the US Army for 34 years, following his graduation from West Texas State University in 1958 as Battalion Commander of the ROTC unit. Raymond had a long and distinguished career, with numerous tours of duty in the US, Germany, Korea, and Vietnam, retiring at the rank of Major General.
While his contributions in the military were extensive, culminating as the US Commander in Berlin, Germany, his greatest pride was as the Commander of the US Army’s intermediate range nuclear forces in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany, following the successful fielding in the mid 1980’s of the Pershing missile system. Following his military career, Raymond continued his professional career as the regional leader of ITT Defense and Electronics in the Middle East, based in Riyadh.
Raymond and his wife Bruni retired to Spotsylvania, Virginia. Raymond had a broad range of interests and hobbies including fishing and hunting, reading, genealogy research and studies, extensive travel, and most of all, spending time with family in the US and in Germany. Raymond was an active member of his church, a leader in his community and was widely known as a friend and neighbor ready to help with projects, coaching youth through Boy Scout troops, and counselling younger generations on their educational and professional pursuits.
The boy who was born in Oklahoma City and later became an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster of Troop 66 in his hometown of Canyon, Texas, lived his life through his faith in God, the principles of the Boy Scout Oath and Law and never forgot where he came from, maintaining strong personal relationships in his hometown throughout his richly lived life.