Joseph Richards, 80, of Chapmanville, WV, departed this life on Thursday, January 21, 2021, from his residence.
Born April 22, 1940, in Logan County, WV, he was the son of the late Edgar Richards and Mirble Whitt Richards. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by one son, Steven Ray Richards; six brothers: Clifford, Thomas, Wallace, Ishmeal, and Johnny Richards; and one sister, Mary Workman.
Mr. Richards was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved riding his four-wheeler, and he enjoyed wood working. Joe was a family man who cherished spending time with his family. He also loved to sing.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Clara Richards; two sons: Terry (Kathy) Richards and Jerry Richards; Rhonda Farley, the mother of his grandson who was always so helpful to him; his daughter-in-law, Cyndi Richards; special family member, Angie Browning; one sister, Gladys Conley; his grandchildren: Jake, Justin, Brandon, Amber, Daisey, Summer, and Katrina Richards; his great-grandchildren: Alona, Asher, Wesley, and Madison. He also leaves behind a host of family and friends. The Richards family would like to extend a special thanks to Thomas Blair and Dignity Hospice for the care they provided.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021, at the Old Whitt Cemetery at Crawley Creek, WV, with Rev. Ricky Conley officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapmanville, WV.
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