Richard S. Richards (1944 — 2019)

Richard S. Richards, 74 years, of Alvordton, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan. Richard was born June 20, 1944, in Batavia, Ohio, the son of the late George and Minnie A. (Kagy) Richards. Richard served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He married Barbara D. Jones on July 3, 1976, in Paulding, Ohio. Richard was a self-employed truck driver. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time outdoors cutting wood and mowing grass. He especially cherished his time spent with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Richards; five children, Anna (James) Harshman, Charmin (Nick) Thomas, Ted Dennis Jr., George (Dusti) Richards and Tyler (Jen) Richards; adopted daughter, Cassie; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; three sisters, June (Tim) Sweet, Susan Smith and Beatrice Richards; two brothers, Terry (Linda) Richards and Jon Richards. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Richards Jr.; granddaughter, Jojo Richards; seven brothers and sisters.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-6 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019, at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home-Greenisen Chapel, 225 E. High St., Bryan.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the family.

Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at

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