Weatherford Democrat

March 31, 2014

Jack Alvin Richards


Weatherford Democrat

Jack Alvin Richards passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, March 27, 2014. 

A visitation will be Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. with interment at Memory Gardens in Weatherford.

Born Sept. 13, 1929, to Andrew and Emma Richards, in Nolan, Jack was one of 10 children and was also a twin. He grew up on a farm in the Sweetwater area. Jack was a war veteran, serving our country in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. 

In June of 1954, Jack married Mary Reynolds. Together, they raised five children in the Weatherford area. Jack was a master carpenter who worked in the construction industry, mostly in Texas as well as in other states. He built his own home here in Weatherford that all of his grandchildren refer to as “the house that Jack built.”

Jack was a man of faith and was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness, just as his parents were.

Jack leaves behind his bride of over 60 years, Mary; his children, Mike Richards and his wife, Darcy, Becky Myers and her husband, Hugh, Alan Richards and his wife, Shae, Kimberly Smith, and Carla Chandler and her husband, Robert; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Peggy Heap; and brothers, Dave Richards, Bob Richards and Gene Richards. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Myrtle Denton, Juanita Smith, Nancy Gandee, Curtis Richards and Bill Richards.

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel