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6/19/2019 6:15:00 PM
Samuel Junior Richards
August 11, 1945 - June 17, 2019

Samuel Junior Richards, 73, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 17, 2019 with family by his side.

Sam was born in Hickory, N.C. to the late Samuel and Mattie Beal Richards on August 11, 1945. He was a graduate of Hickory High and had worked at Lane Furniture as an upholsterer for 45 years, before retiring in 2008. He was a fun-loving man who loved his family and friends and had a passion for golf. He enjoyed all sports, the beach and sitting on the deck taking in the view.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth Richards and Cletus Richards.

Sam is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Pat Triplett Richards of the home; son, Brannon Richards and his wife Lana Richards of Raleigh; one brother, Dale Richards and his wife Becky Richards of Hickory; two sisters, Dean McCracken and her husband Duane of Hickory and Janice Lippard and her husband Boe of Hudson; and two grandchildren, Gwen and Nolan Richards.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 21st at 2 p.m. at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Dale Faulkenberry officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Carolina Caring (formerly Hospice of Catawba County), 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658 or to Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church, 3320 9th Ave Dr NW, Hickory, NC 28601.

The family of Sam Richards wishes to extend their thanks to Hospice of Catawba County and his family extends love and thanks to all those who helped Sam throughout his life.

Burke Mortuary and Crematory of Newton, N.C. is serving the Richards family.


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