Originally created 09/21/04

Mr. Robert "Bob" Richards, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, September 18, 2004, Mr. Robert L. "Bob" Richards, Sr., 76, husband of Mrs. Mary Frances Irick Richards. Family members are his wife and three sons, Robert L. Richards, Jr. and wife, Kim, of Punta Gorda, Fla., Kenneth B. Richards and wife, Kim, of Evans, Ga., Kevin I. Richards and wife, Victoria, of North Augusta, S.C.; sister, Anne Marzee Cunningham; four grandchildren, Taylor D. Richards, Robert L. Richards III, Caroline E. Richards and Catherine I. Richards. Mr. Richards was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas E. Richards, Douglas Franklyn Richards and Donald Wightman Richards and sisters, Catherine Elizabeth Richards and Ruby Jacqueline Richards. Mr. Richards is a native of Augusta, and was a charter member of Burns Memorial United Methodist Church and had been an active member of Liberty United Methodist Church. He retired from Gracewood State School and Hospital as the Personnel Manager, he taught school, coached little League Baseball, was a long time member of Green Meadows Golf Club and was on the Board of Directors of the Gracewood Credit Union. Mr. Richards served in the US Navy from 1950-54 on the USS Ashtabula AO-51 and was the founder of the USS Ashtabula Reunion. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Thomas Poteet & Son Chapel. Rev. Jim Hyder and Dr. Robert L. Taylor officiating. Interment will be in the Liberty Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brent Richards, Brian Richards, Robert Richards, Jack Padgett, Walter Carroll, Mike Richards and Ki Richards. Honorary Escort will be Shipmates of the USS Ashtabula AO-51. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta 30904 The family will receive friends at the funeral home, today, Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd. Augusta, Ga. (706) 364-8484 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com The Aug usta Chronicle-September 21, 2004