Jesse Frank Richards was born July 12, 1935, to the late Deacon John and Carrie Mae Richards. He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters: Grover Cleveland Richards, Annie Lee Richards, Ben Richards Sr., Jesse Lewis Richards, Lureen (Richards) Stoudemire and Ellis Richards. He was also preceded in death by Julia Mae (Derrico) Richards, whom was his wife of 47 years.
Jesse retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of honorable service. Afterwards, he worked for Trinity Industries as Supervisor of the Paint Department for Railroad Cars until retiring after twelve years.
Jesse was a great father, brother, coach and friend. He had an awesome sense of humor and was a tremendous friend to all who came in contact with him. He loved his daddy and would give anything to be with him again. In fact, he never got over having lost his father and often became teary-eyed when talking about him.
He leaves to cherish his memories four adult children: Barbara Mckinney of Atlanta, Georgia; Tony (Sharon) Richards of Montgomery, Alabama; Linda (Eugene Conley) Richards of Montgomery, Alabama; and Carol Richards Lawson of Springfield, Massachusetts.
Also cherishing his memories are seven brothers: Willie John (Nora) Richards; Lewis Richards, James (Pop) Richards; Eddie (Christine) Richards; Leon (Pauline) Richards; Tommy Richards and Percy (Dorothy) Richards. Eight sisters: Lucy Pressley, Pinkie Floyd, Inell Crawford, Carrie Stoudemire, Mary Ethel (Willie James) Mosely; Atline Marie (Curtis) Kinnard; Dorothy Moss; and Lillie Pearl (Junior) Tisdale. Twelve grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren.

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