Otis Harold Richards
March 24, 1915  -  October 31, 2008

Otis Harold Richards

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Graveside Service
Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Friday, October 3, 2008
1:00 pm
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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Department WS
Washington, DC  20090

aligncenterOtis Harold Richards, Sr. BRBR

Otis Harold Richards, Sr., 93, born in Arnett, OK, died after a brief illness on October 31, 2008 in Arlington Memorial Hospital. Otis was a much loved grandfather, father, brother, uncle and husband, He was a 60 year resident of Abilene, an independent geological engineer, and a member of Brook Hollow Christian Church. He was active in local politics, served as an Elder, scout leader and baseball coach. During World War II he served as a Chief Carpenters Mate in the Navy Seabees.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Hannah Worten Richards.

Surviving family include: son Otis, Jr, and his daughters, Jessica, Lindsey and Sara; son Mike and wife Elaine, and son Taylor; daughter Susan Smith and her children Amanda, Ashley and Austin; daughter Rebecca and husband Geoff Webb and their daughters Whitney and Emma. We will miss you, Dad.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, Nov. 3rd at Elmwood Memorial Park, 5750 Hwy 277 South.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations should be made to the USO, USO World Headquarters, Department WS, PO Box 96860 Washington, DC 20090-6860.


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  1. Susan Williams
    Agoura Hills, CA

    Richards Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rebecca, Im sorry I am not able to be there with you at this time but I am with you in spirit.
    Love, Susan

  2. Debby Jones
    Abilene, TX

    Susan, you probably wont remember me from our junior high car pool, but know that I am lifting you and your family in prayer and send my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad.

  3. Carol Grigsby
    , DC

    Rebecca Im very sorry to learn of your fathers passing. I know from personal experience what a difficult moment this is for you and all your family. Please know youre in others thoughts and prayers. Go easy on yourself look forward to seeing you back.

    Carol G.

  4. Lanier McCaskill
    Washington, DC

    Rebecca, I am sorry for your loss. You your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Grant Morrill
    Washington, DC

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Deepest condolences.
    Grant Morrill

  6. Joanne and Robert Prentice
    Abilene, TX

    Otis as well as Hannah will be sorely missed.

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