Robert Eugene Richards

Robert Eugene Richards, known to most as “Bob,” passed away on Jan. 1, 2019 in Ellington. He was 90.

Bob was born on May 23, 1928 in Iron County, the son of the late Floyd and Gertrude (Doggett) Richards.

He is survived by two brothers, Norman Richards and wife, Shirley of Caledonia, and Samuel Richards and wife, Debbie of Fenton; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris June Miller and Mary Richards.

Bob proudly served his country in the United States Navy for 24 years.  He served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War.  Following active duty, he worked several more years cooking in the Officer’s club.  After retiring he moved to Banner, where he has enjoyed farming.  Bob enjoyed cooking and listening to music.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Don Akers officiating.  Visitation began at 11 a.m. on Saturday.  Interment with full military honors was in Caledonia Methodist Cemetery following the funeral service.

Memorials may be made to the Farmington VA Clinic.

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