Gary R. Richards Sr.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Gary R. Richards Sr., 71, Moundville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, in the peace and comfort of St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., with his family by his side, after enduring a battle with Lymphoma.

Gary was a great man in every sense of the word. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1972, serving in the United States, Ethiopia and Vietnam. He was a disciplined and fair boss to thousands of people working in various sectors of manufacturing for the automotive supply industry over his career including Carlisle Power Transmission, Fort Scott. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Barbara, of the home; Gary R. Richards Jr., son; Dana M. Opfer, daughter; grandchildren, Jessica, Ian, Mason and Grace; great-grandchildren, Evelynn and Noah; siblings, John Richards, Mich., Linda Pyrkosz, Ala., Gaile Langohr, Mich., and David Richards, Calif.

Keeping with Gary’s wishes a traditional service will not be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Donations in remembrance of Gary can be made to St. Luke’s Hospice House, 3516 Summit St., Kansas City, MO 64111 or in care of Ferry Funeral Home.