Robert Richards

Passed: July 07, 2020


Robert Warner “Bob” Richards, age 76, of Buckeye, Arizona passed away on July 7, 2020, in Goodyear, Arizona. He was born on November 11, 1943, to Ernest Clifford Richards and Bessie George Richards in Salem, West Virginia.
He served in the United States Air Force for 21 years and retired as a Master Sergeant. Bob was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. He was a coin collector and enjoyed playing poker at the Sundance AAV Poker Club.

Bob is survived by his wife, Melanie Cooke Richards, his daughter, Pamela Richards of Parker, CO, his son, Ross Richards (Jean) of Chambersburg, PA, his sister, Winona R. Forrester of Orlando, FL, his granddaughter, Brooke Richards of Chambersburg, PA, and a nephew, Clifford Fulton, of Clarksburg, WV. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers.

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2 responses to Robert Richards

  1. Dear Bob,
    Although our times together were infrequent and brief, your love of family, generous spirit and clever sense of humor, wonderful storytelling and endearing malapropisms will always be cherished whenever I think of you. Thank you for being such a wonderful husband to my sister, and a father and grandfather who was and still is truly beloved. I imagine you are enjoying the eternal sunshine of Heaven, and the blessing of the Lord’s presence, the health you enjoyed in your youth, and a joyful reunion with your loved ones who journeyed before you. Until we meet again!
    Love always,

  2. Millie Cooke says:

    Bob had a wonderful sense of humor and a loving father, husband and friend. We will remember him always. He and Melanie have been faithful and were the glue that held the family together when they lived in Florida. We have missed their presence throughout the years and family get-togethers in their home. Our prayers are with Melanie and with Bob’s extended family. We will see you again,
    I Thessalonians 4:13-18 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

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