Graveside services for Reuben Richards, 87, of Athens are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Patterson Cemetery near Corsicana, Texas with Bro. Mike Curry officiating. Services are under the direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.
Mr. Richards went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Athens.
Reuben Edward Richards was born January 31, 1931 in Emhouse, Texas the son of Reuben Dave Richards and Ada Mae Carroll Richards. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and later worked for the United States Treasury Department in both Kansas City, Kansas and Austin, Texas where he retired in 1995. He married the love of his life Virginia Ann Biggers on June 6, 1958, he loved the Lord and was a dedicated member of the Lake Athens Baptist Church. Reuben was an avid sportsman who truly enjoyed taking his boat out on several lakes to fish and was a big Dallas Cowboy and Texas Longhorn fan. He had a passion for listening to gospel, bluegrass and country music and also sitting in his chair watching the many kinds of birds that he fed in his back yard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother David Richards, sister Barbara Mitchell and two children, Eddie Richards and Donna Hause.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Virginia Richards of Athens; son Frederick Richards and wife Deenie of Round Rock; son-in-law Shawn Hause of Pflugerville; grandson Michael Ornelas of Pflugerville; two great grandsons, Michael Rory Ornelas and Justin Ornelas both of Pflugerville; one brother Don Richards and wife Beverly; four sisters, Bettie Fulton, Sue Suehlak and husband Kenneth , Sandra Wiley, Carol Ann Bryant and husband Larry and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 25, 2018 form 6-8: p.m. at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.
You may light a memorial candle or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com