David Earl Richards, 81, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 17, 1936, to Roy M. Richards and Marie Richards.
He attended the Terre Haute Schools and then joined the U.S. Air Force. After serving several years, he worked the C&EI Railroad for 15 years. He then worked for the Peabody Coal Mine, where he spent 22 years. He was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed working on trucks and was great at BBQ-ing.
David is survived by one son, David E. Richards Jr.; several grandchildren, Vanessa, Brandy, Danielle, and David III; two sisters, Betty Washington of Chicago and Anna R. Stewart of Terre Haute; and one niece, Kara Washington of Chicago.
Visitation will be held at Samaritan Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, with services to follow at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Online condolences can be made to: www.samaritanfunerals.com.
Published on January 25, 2018