Richard E. Richards, 88, of Massillon, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Altercare of Navarre.
He was born in Dennison on August 15, 1931 to the late Elmer and Mary (Melville) Richards and married Leota Eileen Renicker on June 7, 1952 and she survives.
He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and had worked at Superior Meats and retired as a custodian for Tuslaw Schools. He was a member of Newcomer’s Chapel at Pigeon Run.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Janet Baylor of Florida, Carol (Robert) Hollinger of Massillon and Doris (Fred) Dudley of Bolivar; grandchildren, Arthur Baylor, Jaime (Mark) Grunder, Bryan (Jenni) Hollinger, Justin Hollinger, Chase (Jessalyn) Newell, and Ciera Newell; 12 great grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Pam) Richards of Massillon and Paul Richards of Fairborn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters and a brother.
Due to the current health conditions, a private graveside service will be held at the East Union Lawn Cemetery in Navarre and a service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. Spidell Funeral Home in Brewster is handling the arrangements.
Spidell – Brewster