William Franklin Richards, 83, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt.
He was born in Trenton, Tenn. January 7, 1937 to Ennis and Idell Griggs Richards.
Mr. Richards retired from the Milan Army Ammunition Plant after 33 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and later the Army National Guard, Company C, Milan, Tenn., retiring after 20 years of service. He later worked part-time at the car auction in Medina.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his precious fur baby, Mandy Lou, whom he loved dearly.
Mr. Richards is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pansy Goodrich Richards; sister, Nancy Rainbolt (Billy Joe) of Palmersville, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers to serve were Greg Keith, Ronald Blankenship, Jason Keith, Kenny Perry, William Rainbolt and Jimmy Irvin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 in the chapel of Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home with Bro. Frank Bowling officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery with Military Honors.