Jeffrey Alan Richards of Potosi, Missouri, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 having reached the age of sixty-five years, two months and six days. He was born on April 13, 1955 in Bonne Terre, Missouri, a son of the late Burnham David Richards and the late Alma (Kay) Richards.
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On September 18, 1976, Jeff was united in marriage to Kathleen Brand and two children were born to his union.
Jeff’s legacy will be forever cherished by his wife of 43 years, Kathy Richards; son, JD Richards and wife Belinda; daughter, Erin Rayfield and husband Dea; nine grandchildren: Sehra, Malanei, Kelseton, Hunter, Taylor, Brody, Will, Josh, and Annie; six great grandchildren: Easton, Nollyn, Bryson, Jasper, Emma, and Rouger; two sisters: Sue Jackson and Patti Barnett; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Denny and Diane Brand, and Krista and David Snyder. Jeff will also be remembered by his nieces and nephews. Jeff also leaves behind his spoiled beloved dog, Cody.
In addition to his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by great granddaughter, Willow Kley; one sister, Dorris Ann Collins; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Veldon “Buck” and Pat Brand; and two brothers-in-law, Donnie Brand and Bill Jackson.
Visitation will be Monday, June 22, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM at DeClue Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 9 to 11 AM.
A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11 AM held in the DeClue Chapel with Pastor Gary Greenlee officiating.
Interment will follow in the New Masonic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of the DeClue Funeral Home.