In Loving

Donald Ralph Kammerdiener

April 15, 1936  Jan 23, 2019

KAMMERDIENER, Donald Ralph, 82, of Henrico County went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. After serving as a Southern Baptist Missionary in Latin America for 17 years, he served at the IMB for 22 years. He was a member of Ridge Baptist Church. Dr. Kammerdiener was preceded in death by his wife Meredith. Survivors include his five children, Carol, Joyce, Linda, Donny Jr and John; two siblings, Glena and Leslie; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2 to 6pm on Friday, January 25th at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. A funeral service will be held at 2pm Saturday, January 26th at Ridge Baptist Church, 1515 East Ridge Road, Richmond, VA 23229. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Ridge Baptist Church General Fund or to the Ridge Baptist Church Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Fund.  The family invites you to visit for more information about Dr. Kammerdiener’s ministry and career.



Affinity Funeral Service


Fri, January 25, 2019


2:00 PM – 6:00 Pm

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Affinity Funeral Service


Fri, January 25, 2019


2:00 PM – 6:00 Pm

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Affinity Funeral Service


Fri, January 25, 2019


2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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  1. Lillian Robinson January 24, 2019 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Hello Carol and Hawk, just wanted you to know my heart is with you all at this time of transitioning of your love one, Carol, that you have known your entire life. Know that he is with God and in the best of hands now. Much Love, Lillian

  2. Randy Rains January 24, 2019 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Carol & Hawk,

    I was so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. For so many, he has meant so much. Know of my thoughts and prayers for you during this time of grief. Losing your mother last year and now your dad as you begin this year has not been easy. Unfortunately, I am overseas at the time and won’t be able to share my condolences in person, but please know that I am with you in spirit.

    Blessings & Prayers,

    Randy Rains

  3. Frank and Jeanie Hook January 26, 2019 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Joyce thinking of you and family our prayers are with you.

    Frank and Jeanie Hook

  4. Dave & Debbie Mills January 26, 2019 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    It was just a few weeks ago that we were able to hear Don tell some of his incredible God stories. If I had known it would be the last time, I would have asked for more. We are so sorry for the loss of this Godly servant leader and also so thankful for his influence across the globe. To God be the glory!

  5. Joan Rutherford Plamp February 4, 2019 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Dear cousins, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I know what a close family you have always been, and it breaks my heart for you that both your Mom and Dad are gone. Your dad was truly one of the best people I have ever known, and I will miss him. Please know that the entire Kammerdiener-Dobson family loves you and is praying for you. We will all grieve so much but can look forward in confidence to that day when we will all be united in Heaven. Love to all of you.

  6. Isam Ballenger March 22, 2019 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    With appreciation for Don’s life and work, gratitude for his friendship, and sympathy to his family, Isam and Katie Ballenger

  7. Carol Barker March 22, 2019 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    So sorry of your loss. You will always have wonderful family memories

  8. Promise Care March 22, 2019 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Ms. Carol, We are very sorry to hear about your dad’s loss. We love you and Praying for you and the whole family. He is much happier now and celebrating with our Good father in Heaven. Praying for peace and comfort for you, your husband, your sons, Hannah and Tirzah during this time.

  9. Connie Rodriguez March 22, 2019 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Joyce my prayers are with you and the rest of your family at this hard time. May God give you strength and peace to get through it. Take care of each other.

  10. Harry and Donna Harper March 22, 2019 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Family of Don: We will be remembering you at this time of Don’s passing. We have very fond memories of the love, support and kindness shown to us as we arrived in Cali, Colombia as very young missionaries in 1980. Don and Meredith were our “big brothers”. Don has always been an inspiration to us as we served in Colombia and Ecuador. “To God be the Glory”!

  11. Jan Johnsonius March 22, 2019 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Dear Carol and Hawk, how I wish I could be there with you in these days, but know of my love and prayers for you and your family all the way from here in Madrid. I am blessed with wonderful memories of your father, from getting to know him and Meredith when Jim and I and you two were at MLC/ILC, to Don’s coming all the way to First Baptist Church, Paris, TN to recognize Jim’s service after his death in Argentina, and present me a memorial plaque in the worship service, to making it possible for me to serve at the Richmond IMB office in communications as I sought God’s guidance for next steps in my life, to taking time to walk me through God’s calling on my life after Jim’s death and enabling me to hear the Lord’s voice regarding going to Southwestern Seminary (although I think he would rather I had gone to Midwestern Seminary ? I am where I am today, serving the Lord with IMB here in Madrid, Spain, because of the investment your father made in my life and for His Kingdom. Forever grateful. He lives on not only in my life and ministry but in the lives and ministries of so many more. Un abrazo muy, muy fuerte mis queridos amigos.

  12. Sterling and Patrice Stokes March 22, 2019 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Carol and Hawk, please accept our condolences and know that we have and will continue to pray for you and your family.

  13. Zeb and Evelyn Moss March 22, 2019 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Carol and Hawk, we are remembering your family in prayer as you prepare to celebrate the legacy of Don ,a giant in the faith. Your father inspired and blessed us in so many ways during our years in Richmond and beyond.

  14. Bud & Helen Johnson March 22, 2019 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Don was an amazing man, a soldier in his faith, and an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be deeply missed by all of us at Ridge Church who loved him.

  15. Robert and Elaine Rierson March 22, 2019 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Carol, Hawk and family, our prayers are with you as you celebrate the homecoming and mourne the departure from this world of your father. May the Heavenly Father comfort you.

  16. Gwen and Russell Bowles March 22, 2019 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    We were blessed beyond measure to have your dad as our friend, our teacher, our role model, our mentor. We are so grateful for the privilege of having him in our life. Gwen and Russell Bowles

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