Russell Dwayne Richards Sr.

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Russell Dwayne Richards, Sr., 76, of Robinson passed away Sunday November 21, 2021. He will be cremated at Lake Shore Funeral Home in Waco, TX with a private family memorial at a later date.

Russell was born in Waterloo, IA November 06, 1945, to Gaylord and Martha Rice Richards. He graduated from La Porte City High School in La Porte City, IA. Russell enlisted in the army where he served honorably from 1963 to 1966. He received an associate degree in Industrial Maintenance from Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo, IA.

Russell and his first wife, Rebecca Odom, had three children, Tamatha, Teresa and Russell, Jr. He then married Ruth Ann Harkness in 1973 and together they had three children, Jonathan, Keith, and Ryan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Larry; sisters, Carolyn, and Jackie; and great-grandson, Isaiah.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ruth Harkness Richards, all of his children, Tamatha Shumate (Dennis McLendon), Teresa Owenby (Tim), Russell Richards, Jr. (Nita), Jonathan Richards (Amanda), Keith Richards, and Ryan Richards; sister,  Rosie; brother, Harvey Hodges (Moni), brothers-in-law, Ken Harkness (Elena), Tony Harkness (Kay), Joe Harkness, Rob Harkness, and David Harkness (Deb); sisters-in-law, Lorraine McFarland (Darryl) and Doris Parker (Bruce); 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews; and those adopted by the heart, Jason, Lacretia, Trinity and Autumn.

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  1. So Many wonderful memories and fun Ruth we love you and are here for you Judy & Mickey

  2. Ruth so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please call
    Me if you need anything. Love Dot and Donnie

  3. Dennis and Linda Espin

    Prayers for you

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember a time when ya’ll were camping. Sitting by the fire and he was yodeling. Thinking about ya’ll and sending my love.

  5. Rest in peace my friend since childhood. I shall cherish many memories. You were always a perfect gentleman. Thank you for your service.

  6. Ray and Martha Harris

    Sending our condolences and prayers for family and friends. Ray and Martha Harris

  7. Shirley Harrison

    So many good memories💕 3 months to the day from Ed💕
    I’m sure they are celebrating with their new bodies💕
    Praying for you❤️

  8. My heart goes out to all the family and friends of this very loved man. May the good Lord keep his hands upon each of you through these hard times. Sending my love, thoughts and prayers to each of you

  9. We are so very saddened to hear about your loss, Ruthie! We are all thinking about you and your family, you are in our prayers! Sending our love! From Rosie, Kelly, and Kim.

  10. Community Healthcare of Texas

    Thank you for the opportunity to care for your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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