11-22-1947 - 9-15-2019
Age 71, of Napoleon, passed away at the VA Health-Ann Arbor with his wife by his side. He is survived by his wife, Renne; six children; Renee (Ross) York, Ron (Lisa) Richards Jr., Cherie Richards (Troy), Amber (Jeremy) Hamilton, Brandon Richards (Elaine), and Kim Morgan. Grandchildren; Andrew (Jamie) York, Jay son, (Alyssa) York, Michael York, Kyaleigh Clark (Tyler), Josh Clark (Jade), Cheyanne Clark, Jacob Clark, Stephen Hurley (Sierra), Jade Richards, and Josh Morgan (Kayla); fourteen greatgrandchildren; his father; Charles J. Richards, siblings; Don (Jill)Richards, Charles (Tammy) Richards, and Debbie (Mike) Sandstrom, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother; A. Yvonne (maiden-Harry) Richards. Ron served the nation in the US Army deployed in Vietnam. He was the Plant Engineer at Way Baking; then returned to the work he enjoyed the most, truck driving. He worked at L J Beal & Sons in Brooklyn, and 12 years for Walmart Transportation until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion Wilber Bartlett Post #315, Brooklyn; the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1019, Grass Lake; and the Vietnam Veterans Of America Chapter 104, Jackson. He was active with the Jackson County American Legion Ritual Team performing honors for veterans events and services. Per his wishes Mr. Richards has been cremated. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at the Jackson American Legion Post #29 on Sunday September 22, 2019 at 2:30pm with Chaplain Norman A. Soli officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Ron may be made to the Jackson County American Legion Ritual Team.
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Jackson County American Legion Ritual Team
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