CHESAPEAKE, Va. – William “Rick” Gould, 69, died July 13, 2022.

Rick was born in Long Beach, Calif., to the late William and Ann Ludwig Gould. He was a Vietnam veteran having retired from the U.S. Navy as a senior chief after 22 years of service. He was an avid fisherman and a member, founder and former president of the Bassackwards Bass Club. Rick also enjoyed rebuilding and showing antique cars.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Robert Gould (Sharon) and William “Jim” Gould (Amy) all of Maine; mother of his children and special friend, Elaine C. Gould of Chesapeake, Va.; siblings, David Paul Gould (Kristin) and Cindy Prior (Craig) all of Maine; grandchildren, Connor, Andrew, Walter, and Jennifer; great-grandchild, Able; very close friends, Bill Whispell, Mike Jackson, Teresa and Perry Garner; and a host of other family and friends.

Private services will be held at a later date. Express condolences to the family at