A devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather; loved by many and known by more. Richard was dedicated to helping anyone in need, setting the example of respect for others not only to his children but all who he met. He was a listener, an attribute of a great person, who offered advice when asked. Richard was there when our friend, Ralph, was working on the Birmingham Bridge, trying desperately to save Ralph’s leg. Richard was, as they say, one in a million. We are so Blessed to have been friends of Richard’s. Linda, Albert, Michael and Erin...we send our deepest condolences to you and your families. Jim and Peg Duffy
Sep 29, 2020
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon Rich. May the soul of your faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
I will always cherish our friendship you were many things to many people to me you not only were a hero and mentor in my eyes you were a true Warrior Poet . Deo Optimo Maximo
Much love my friend
My deepest sympathy and prayers to Rich's family. I worked and taught with Rich for many years. During that time I was fortunate to witness Rich's wonderful interactions and giving with his family and those around him. His kindness, compassion, humor, and friendship were a gift and will be greatly missed by the all. He truly did so much for so many! I will greatly miss him.
My deepest condolences to Rich's family and friends. Remember his kindness and willing spirit to help and be there for anyone who needed it. My prayers to the family, the world has lost a very kind soul.
Dear Linda, Al, Mike and Erin,
Our deepest sympathies and prayers to you. Rich was one of the nicest and kindest people to walk this planet. His kindness to our family will never be forgotten.
Kevin, Lynn and John, Jr. Keyho
Mr. Rich was the best father in law to my brother Reggie. He treated him as kind and loving as he did his own children. Mr. Rich lit up in the presence of Iyla, Vanessa and Duron. When it was a bigger family gathering he was even more joyous in the company of all of his kids and grandkids. His calm and easy spirit will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. We love you guys. Sincerely, Nikita Wilkerson - sister in law of Erin Dennison