Ex US Navy Seal and respected researcher, Dr Richard D Vann passed away at home on Thursday 16 April 2020, with his wife by his side.
He had been battling multiple myeloma since 2010.
The family of Dr Richard Vann wishes to thank everyone for their tremendous outpouring of love for such a wonderful man.
Dick was a beloved husband, father, colleague and friend and we will all miss him dearly
Dick Vann's family have confirmed that in accordance with his wishes, his ashes will be scattered in Maine, where his parents and grandparents are interred.
For those who would like to express their love and respect for Dick, the intention is establish a scholarship in his name. In the meantime, if you would like to make a memorial donation in memory of his generous nature and spirit, these are challenging times for many. Please would you consider giving something to your local food bank.
Dick's family has stated that if any one who wishes to send condolence letters and / or cards, they are most welcome to. The address is The Vann Family, 4000 General Bate Drive, Nashville, TN 37204, USA.