Mr. Richards Mr. Richards Graveside service for Jerry Clifford Richards, 82, of Minerva will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Minerva Cemetery.

Visitation is set for 12-noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Mr. Richards died Wednesday, Nov. 29, at his home in Minerva.

He was born in Minerva on April 16, 1935, to Dallas Clifford and Florence Ellen (Shelander) Richards.

He was a 1953 graduate from Rockdale High School.

Mr. Richards served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He worked 25 years with the U.S. Post Office, retiring from the Rockdale Post Office.

On Aug. 26, 1981, he married Jo Anne Roberts in Rockdale.

Mr. Richards was preceded in death by his father on Jan. 7, 1980; his mother on Aug. 8, 2001; his wife on Sept. 6, 2002; a stepdaughter, Diane Gayle Hamby, on Dec. 17, 2013; and a sister, Helen Mortimer on July 12, 2001.

Survivors are a daughter, Jeri Ellen Glaser and husband Richard Wayne of Cameron; a stepdaughter, Vicki Marie Dorsett and husband Larry of Buda; a stepson, David Gandy and wife Rose of Granite Shoals; three grandchildren, Judith Lynn Lowrance, Ashley Renae Glaser and Jeremy Wayne Glaser; and a great-grandson, Bentley Michael Lowrance.

Pallbearers are Butch Malone, Ronnie Caywood, Homer Mowdy and Harold Moore.

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