Randy Lee Richards, of Portage, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 18 2018 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 64. Randy was born on August 8, 1954 in Lansing, Michigan the son of Ramon and Phyllis Richards.
Randy lived in Lansing most of his life until recently moving to the Kalamazoo area to be closer to his daughter and his girlfriend, Margie. He was enjoying retirement life, living close to a lake and having the opportunity to spend his days on his boat or working on his house.
Randy worked for General Motors for over 30 years and was a dedicated hard worker until retiring early at the age of 50. He loved spending his time outdoors camping, going out on his boat, fishing, and working in his yard. He liked to sit by a campfire, fire-up the grill and cook burgers or steaks and sit in the sun. He enjoyed shopping and decorating, feeding the birds and squirrels, and getting to know his neighbors. When he wasn’t spending time outside he loved visiting with his family, tinkering with the newest electronics, and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He loved the holidays, especially Christmas.
Randy is preceded in death by his parents, Ramon and Phyllis; sister, BeAnn Richards, and brother, Tim Richards.
Surviving are his son, Robert Richards; daughter, Darcy (Henry) Hauschulz; sisters, Brenda (Rick) Hewitt, Linda Richards, Debbie Oden and Lori (Paul) Rogers; grandson, Brayden Richards; girlfriend, Marjorie Weber; bonus kids, Ashley Weber (Frank Bradley) and Dustin (Elaina) Powers; bonus grandkids, Jared, Jayden, Jackson, Jace and Skyler. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Randy will be deeply missed by many people.
A memorial service will be held for Randy on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Palmer, Bush & Jensen Funeral Home – Holt Chapel at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice of Michigan.
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