Marvin DeWayne Richards

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Marvin DeWayne Richards, 53, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Aug. 25, 2009, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1955, in Kansas City, Mo., to John W. Richards and Neola Weis-Richards.

Marvin grew up in Kansas City, Kan., and Nevada, and graduated from Nevada High School in 1973. He served in the United States Air Force from 1973-1977 and was stationed in Jacksonville, Ark.

Survivors include one son, Marvin DeWayne Richards Jr., of the state of Tennessee, one daughter, Shawna Anne Brewer, of the state of Arkansas; four grandchildren; three brothers, Ken Weis, of Sheridan, Ark., John Richard, of Wichita, Kan., Gilbert Richards, of Watts, Okla.; two sisters, Debbie Potter and Ann Stafford, both of Nevada; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents.

Graveside services will be Friday Sept. 4, at 1:30 p.m., at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan.