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Robert J Richards

March 12, 1928 - May 9, 2014
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Robert John Richards, Sr., 86, of Watkinsville, Georgia passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born March 12, 1928 in Peru, Illinois. He worked for General Time and then Reliance Electric Company in Athens until his retirement in 1986. He served for many years as a Deacon, Elder, and Sunday School teacher at Watkinsville First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene; son and daughter-in-law Robert, Jr. and Miriam Richards of Watkinsville; daughter and son-in-law Mary Ann and David Russell of Snellville; and son and daughter-in-law Tom and Denise Richards of Martinez, Georgia; seven...
Robert John Richards, Sr., 86, of Watkinsville, Georgia passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 after an extended illness.
He was born March 12, 1928 in Peru, Illinois. He worked for General Time and then Reliance Electric Company in Athens until his retirement in 1986. He served for many years as a Deacon, Elder, and Sunday School teacher at Watkinsville First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene; son and daughter-in-law Robert, Jr. and Miriam Richards of Watkinsville; daughter and son-in-law Mary Ann and David Russell of Snellville; and son and daughter-in-law Tom and Denise Richards of Martinez, Georgia; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
He set a high bar in the practice of faith, demonstrating love through both words and actions. For his children, he set an example in his devotion to his wife of 64 years. His love of God's Word drew him to spend countless hours of study for his own benefit as well as the benefit of others over the span of many decades of teaching.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 at Watkinsville First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Bernstein Funeral Home on Sunday, May 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Memorial gifts may be made to the Generations Building Fund at Watkinsville First Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

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