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George E. (Eddie) Richards Sr., Taylor County, KY (1946-2014)

He was a native of Harrison County, IN, and a resident of Campbellsville, KY. He was the patriarch of a large, respected Taylor County family with strong family ties in Adair County and elsewhere. He was the son of the late Charles Calvin and Lida Melson Richards. His wife of over 45 years, Patricia Ann Winkler Richards, survives. He leaves 13 direct living descendants.

George Edward "Eddie" Richards, Sr., age 68, of Campbellsville died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral service will be conducted at 12pmCT/1pmET Thursday, December 18, 2014, at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Kyle Franklin with burial in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY. Serving as pallbearers are Richie Crews, Jared Coomer, Chris Brunelle, Michael Lumpkin, Troy Coomer and Roger Lane. Visitation was from 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET Wednesday, December 17, at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY.

George Edward "Eddie" Richards Sr., Taylor County, KY (1946-2014)

Eddie was born September 2, 1946 in Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana. He was the son of the late Charles Calvin and Lida Melson Richards. He died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 68 years, three months, and 14 days.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Chuck Richards, Carl Richards and Charlie Richards; his sisters, Ruby Gabehart, Mabel Richards and Linda Gail Coffman; a grandson, Brandon Tyler Richards and a son-in-law, Michael "Scott" Judd.

He married, Patricia Ann Winkler, who survives, on March 8, 1969.

Also surviving are the following:
  • His children: Lisa Bright and her husband, Bengy; Debbie Coomer and her husband, Troy; George Edward "Junior" Richards, Jr. and Shanna Richards Judd, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Seven grandchildren, Crystal Richards, Brittany Sapp, Jared Coomer, Gabby Coomer, Tayler Judd, Kyndell Kearnes and GerogeAnn Kearnes, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two great-grandchildren: Briley Sapp and Colton Sapp

  • Three sisters: Joyce Owens and her husband, Max of Indianapolis, IN; Diane Smith and her husband, Jerry of Columbia, KY; and Connie Lumpkin, of Campbellsville, KY

  • And a brother, Paul Charles Richards of Campbellsville.
He was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom.

Send a condolence to the family of George Edward (Eddie) Richards, Sr,

Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY in charge of arrangements.

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George E. (Eddie) Richards, Sr., Taylor County, KY (1946-2014)

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