Weatherford Democrat

April 7, 2014

David Andrew Richards Jr.


Weatherford Democrat

David (Dave) Andrew Richards Jr., 80, died Friday, April 4, 2014.

Graveside service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Memory Gardens. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

Dave was born Dec. 5, 1933, in Nolan County, Texas to Emma Evans and David Andrew Richards Sr. Mr. Richards was a master carpenter. He loved his family and spending time with them was his favorite thing to do. Dave was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 7th Inf. Div. in Korea, the same unit his brother Gene served in four years earlier. He was an avid hunter as well as a Dallas Cowboys fan.

Survivors include his wife, Jewell; daughter, Donna Thomas and husband, Todd, of Zion Hill community; son, Dexter Richards and Debara Craft, of Weatherford; six grandchildren, Lisa, Amanda, Stephanie, Jerad, Trevor and Garrett; four great-grandchildren, William, Peyton, Cody and Dylan; sister, Peggy Heap; and two brothers, Gene Richards and wife, Judy, and Bob Richards and wife, Ruby.

Mr. Richards is preceded in death by his parents; and six siblings, Juanita Smith, Monty Sager, Nancy Gandee, Curtis Richards, Bill Richards and Jack Richards.

Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel