SAN ANGELO—Funeral services for Arthur Richards, 91, of San Angelo were held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel in San Angelo with Pastor Lowell Cleaver officiating. Interment follow at Belvedere Memorial Park in San Angelo.
Mr. Richards died Sunday, Jan. 27, in San Angelo.
He was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Rockdale to Ernest “Dick” and Mabel Richards.
He married Delois Cleaver on Jan. 5, 1978, in San Angelo.
Mr. Richards was a truck driver for Winn Dixie. He also owned and operated “The Blue Room” in San Angelo.
He enjoyed playing domino and cards, as well as fishing.
Mr. Richards was a “jack of all trades” and enjoyed learning something new.
He was adopted by Mitchell Boulevard Church of Christ in Fort Worth and he was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan.
Mr. Richards was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Survivors are his wife, Delois “Dee” Richards of San Angelo; four children, Ted Richards and Kenyatta Richards, both of California, Jan Mackenzie of Tyler, Michael Cleaver of San Angelo; his grandchildren, Janie Hicks Williams and Abe Cleaver, both of Lubbock; and his special friends, Coleman Gates, Luther Cole and Jessie Belle Green; also, and numerous other grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Eugene Cleaver, Jerry Cleaver, Michael Cleaver, Coleman Gates, Alford Branch, Prinston Cleaver, Eddie Campbell and A.Z. Drones.
Honorary pallbearers were Luther Cole, Fred Kelly, Abe Cleaver and Samuel Green.