In memory of
Charles E. "Chuck" Richards
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In memory of
Charles E. "Chuck" Richards
Richards, Charles E. "Chuck" Muskegon Mr. Charles E. "Chuck" Richards, 82, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. He was born July 2, 1936, in Muskegon to Eugene C. and Carrie (Broek) Richards. Upon graduation from Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan, he became a lifelong educator, most often as a band director or administrator at Muskegon Public Schools and Calvary Christian School. Chuck was known for helping others, his passion for music and sports (Go Big Reds! and Go Blue!), being involved with his family, and most importantly having an active faith in the Lord that strongly influenced his life. He was longtime member at Calvary Church and more recently attended Olivet Evangelical Free Church. He loved to teach, whether Sunday School, home Bible studies, or services at Christian Care and other nursing homes. He was a trombone player with the West Michigan Concert Winds and other community groups. Chuck was also a U.S. Army veteran. He married his love, Linda Mitchell, on September 3, 1960 in Mishawaka, Indiana, and she preceded him in death on March 30, 1995. Chuck is survived by his two sons, Bradley (Joy) Richards and Paul (Bronya) Richards; daughter, Rhonda (Ken) Vanderwest; 11 grandchildren, Taylor, Allyson, Kelsey, Bradley Jr., Andrew, Anna, Alex, Nathan, Robyn, Seth, and Aaron; sister, Carol DeKuiper; two brothers, Larry (Barb) Richards and Alan (Linda) Richards, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was also preceded in death by his parents. VISITATION will be held from 5-8:00PM Monday, April 15, 2019 at The Lee Chapel, 6291 S. Harvey St., 231-798-1100. SERVICES will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Olivet Evangelical Free Church, with visitation one hour before the service. Interment will take place at Fruitport Pine Hill Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Mr. Richards may be made to Calvary Christian School. Share memories with the family at their online guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com .
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In memory of
Charles E. "Chuck" Richards
Richards, Charles E. "Chuck" Muskegon Mr. Charles E. "Chuck" Richards, 82, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. He was born July 2, 1936, in Muskegon to Eugene C. and Carrie (Broek) Richards. Upon graduation from Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan, he became a lifelong educator, most often as a band director or administrator at Muskegon Public Schools and Calvary Christian School. Chuck was known for helping others, his passion for music and sports (Go Big Reds! and Go Blue!), being involved with his family, and most importantly having an active faith in the Lord that strongly influenced his life. He was longtime member at Calvary Church and more recently attended Olivet Evangelical Free Church. He loved to teach, whether Sunday School, home Bible studies, or services at Christian Care and other nursing homes. He was a trombone player with the West Michigan Concert Winds and other community groups. Chuck was also a U.S. Army veteran. He married his love, Linda Mitchell, on September 3, 1960 in Mishawaka, Indiana, and she preceded him in death on March 30, 1995. Chuck is survived by his two sons, Bradley (Joy) Richards and Paul (Bronya) Richards; daughter, Rhonda (Ken) Vanderwest; 11 grandchildren, Taylor, Allyson, Kelsey, Bradley Jr., Andrew, Anna, Alex, Nathan, Robyn, Seth, and Aaron; sister, Carol DeKuiper; two brothers, Larry (Barb) Richards and Alan (Linda) Richards, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was also preceded in death by his parents. VISITATION will be held from 5-8:00PM Monday, April 15, 2019 at The Lee Chapel, 6291 S. Harvey St., 231-798-1100. SERVICES will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Olivet Evangelical Free Church, with visitation one hour before the service. Interment will take place at Fruitport Pine Hill Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Mr. Richards may be made to Calvary Christian School. Share memories with the family at their online guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com .
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6291 Harvey St.
Norton Shores, MI 49444
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A lovely way to say, "farewell," this bright, beautiful arrangement expresses your sympathy with color, texture and floral artistry, while comforting grieving friends and family. This handcrafted bouquet is handcrafted by a local FTD florist and makes a vibrant statement with hot pink roses, pink and fuchsia carnations, purple stock, green spider chrysanthemums, mini-hydrangea and hypericum berries all accented with sword fern and salal in a low rectangle container of silvery metallic plastic. Deluxe bouquet is approximately 21"H x 20"W.

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A lovely way to say, "farewell," this bright, beautiful arrangement expresses your sympathy with color, texture and floral artistry, while comforting grieving friends and family. This handcrafted bouquet is handcrafted by a local FTD florist and makes a vibrant statement with hot pink roses, pink and fuchsia carnations, purple stock, green spider chrysanthemums, mini-hydrangea and hypericum berries all accented with sword fern and salal in a low rectangle container of silvery metallic plastic. Premium bouquet is approximately 22"H x 21"W.

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