Jack B. Richards, of Brinkley, Ark., died Feb. 27, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 77.
He was born to the late Johnny and Nettie Richards in Dardanell, Ark., Sept. 9, 1927.
He was married to Velma Dean Kirby on June 18, 1946, in Hughes, Ark., who survives.
Mr. Richards is survived by two sons, Buddy Richards and wife, Brenda and Larry Richards and wife, Sarah, all of Hughes, Ark.; three daughters, Sue Holt and husband, Harrison, of Deering, Mo., Helen Anthony and husband, Mike and Diane Clemons and husband, John, all of Kennett; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren and many friends and relatives.
Mr. Richards was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 2, at the Roller Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, Ark.
Burial was in Memorial Gardens at Marion, Ark.
Pallbearers were Mark Anthony, Michael Anthony, Billy Roberts, Jonathon Richards, Brad Mesmer and Marcus Holt.