Jerry L. Richards

June 17, 1943 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 76)


Jerry L. Richards, 76, of Covington, IN, formerly of Danville, IL, passed away Friday May 8, 2020.  Per his wishes, he will be cremated.  The family will hold a Celebration of Life in his honor at a later date.

Jerry was born June 17, 1943 in Danville, IL to Glen and Gladys Richards.  Jerry was a heavy equipment operator at O’Neal Brothers Construction for over 30 years.  He belonged to the Local Union 841, retiring in 2005.  Jerry enjoyed wintering in Texas, playing cards with friends, and spending time with his family, nieces, nephews, grandkids and great grandkids.

Jerry married Nancy King on October 26, 1963, enjoying 56 years of marriage.  Surviving include his wife Nancy; son Jeff (Michelle) Richards; grandchildren:  Calvin Richards, Vivian (Seth) Cunningham, Amber (Tyler) Penry, Macy Richards; great-grandchildren: Stella Ward, Gracie Ward, Stetson Cunningham; and a special cousin Arthur Hamm. 

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; son Rodney Richards; brothers: Bill Richards and Larry Richards; sisters: Shirley Russell and Janice Romack.

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