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William "Bill" D. Richards

June 23, 1940 ~ April 20, 2020 (age 79)


William D. “Bill” Richards age 79, of Caldwell, OH passed away early Monday, April 20, 2020 at the Genesis Hospital in Zanesville, OH. He was born June 23, 1940 in Junction City, OH a son of the late Willard T. and Lillian G. Paxton Richards.


Bill was a deeply religious man; he was a member of the St. Stephen Catholic Church in Caldwell and the Knights of Columbus Council #2565. He was a member of the Caldwell VFW Post #4721 and treasured so many friendships from there. He worked for the former City Loan Bank in Caldwell, went on to operate the Reed-Richards Insurance Company, the Richards Insurance Company and finally retired from the Crum & Richards Insurance Company.


He could often be found camping and boating at Seneca Lake. He loved his cabin and his farm. He enjoyed watching basketball, especially his Buckeyes. He was a proud Browns fan as well. He liked watching old westerns and war movies. He was a proud member of the NRA; he went pheasant hunting every year in the Black Hills of South Dakota and went fishing in the Great Lakes any chance he could.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 2 sisters Ellen Richards and Catherine (Harry) Knecht and brother-in-law Martin LeBouf.


Those left to cherish his memory are 3 daughters Carol (Jeff) Houston of Lafayette, IN, Mary Boucher of Baltimore, OH, and Sharon (Matt) Lamparyk of Columbus, OH; grandchildren Brittany Barnes, Cameron Sluder, Samantha Kiger, Meghan, Danielle, MacKenzie, and Andrea Houston, Lillian Lamparyk; great-grandchildren Grayson, Regan, Finley, Braylen, Hudson, and Judah; companion of many years Lori Garvin of Caldwell; 2 sisters Martha LeBouf of Dayton, OH and Jane (Joe) Welle of Bemidji, MN. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends.


The family will receive friends for visitation Monday, April 27, 2020 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724. A graveside funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, with Rev. Father Wayne Morris serving as celebrant. Burial will follow the service. We ask all visitors to abide by the social distancing protocols set forth by the CDC during all services and visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks as they see fit.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in Bill’s honor to the St. Stephen Catholic Church, PO Box 286, Caldwell, OH 43724 or the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 24, Caldwell, OH 43724.




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April 27, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chandler Funeral Home
609 West Street
Caldwell, OH 43724

Graveside Service
April 28, 2020

1:00 PM
Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery
Jefferson Drive
Caldwell, OH 43724

April 28, 2020

Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery
Jefferson Drive
Caldwell, OH 43724


Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 24, Caldwell, OH 43724,
Web: www.caldwellfire.com/

St. Stephen Catholic Church
PO Box 286, Caldwell OH 43724
Tel: 1-740-732-4129
Web: http://nccchurches.org/

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