E. W. “FRITZ” RICHARDS

Services for E. W. “Fritz” Richards, 85 of Lubbock were to be held at 10 a.m., Wed, July 11, 2018 at the Kent Hance Chapel at Texas Tech. Interment with military honors will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Fritz passed away Friday, July 6, 2018. He was born March 4, 1933 in Bavaria, KS to the late Clifford Wesley and Minnie (Henry) Richards. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952 -1956. He met and married Gladys Brogden, on June 5, 1954 in Lubbock. They made their home in Olton, and were active in the community supporting many organizations. In 1968 He became the manager of Olton Grain Coop. He retired in 1998. Fritz was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Gladys; brother, Tony Leister; sister Florence Gebhart; and niece, Jeanne Pohlman. Survivors include his children, Jack W. Richards and wife, Susan of Southlake, Jeannie Stevens and husband, Dale of Lubbock and Dr. Robert Richards D.V.M. and wife, Kristie of Idalou; grandchildren, Kali and Jackson Richards, Morgan Rigsbee, Kelsey Ellison and husband, Nathan, Kaeley and Riley Richards; grand-grandchildren, Jadyn and Andrew Rigsbee, brother, Verlyn Richards of Manhattan, KS.; nieces, Kay Laubhan and husband, Vern, Karen Perry and husband, Jim and Joanne Pridey and husband, Roger, and Randy Pohlman; special friend, Gene Laughlin; and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the E.W. Richards Covenant Palliative Care Team in care of Peoples Bank, 5820 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424. Arrangements were under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Lubbock.

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