Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 17, 2013

Jack R. Richards

FENTON — Jack R. Richards, age 83, of Fenton, died March 16, 2013. Jack was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Ann Arbor, the son of S. Gerald and Helen (Platt) Richards.

He was a graduate of St. Mary High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War.

Jack retired from General Motors in 1985 with 30 years of service.

Following retirement Jack resided in Traverse City for 24 years, serving as Harbor Master for eight years. He also served as the Chairman of The Traverse City Commission on Aging and in the Sheriff and Police Reserves.

Jack enjoyed boating and hunting. He loved his family dearly and was very proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Annie Edison Richards; children, Pamela J. (Daniel) Kenny, Thomas J. Richards and Diane L. (Terry) Sievert; grandchildren, Kate S. Coleman, Clinton J. Starrs, Alexander J. Kenny, Andrew J. Kenny, Kristen L. Sievert and Travis J. Sievert; great-grandchildren, Chase M., Jack T. and Addelyn Coleman; and brother, Jerry and wife, Marilyn Richards.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Darlene Richards.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. The Rev. Don Neuville will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society.

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