September 14, 1937 - January 11, 2022
Harold R. Richards, 84, of South Beloit, IL, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 unexpectedly in his home. He was born September 14, 1937 in Beloit, WI, the son of Arthur “Ray” and Myrtle (Myers) Richards. Harold was a 1956 graduate of Capron High School. He then joined the United States Army actively serving in the Vietnam War from 1960 to 1966 as a spec 4. He was honorably discharged with a DD 214. Harold married Jennell Martin Richards on June 4, 1966 in Beloit, WI. Harold started working with “Stub” Popanz as a livestock truck driver. He then worked at different companies; Hanson Equipment, Motor Transport and retired after 30 years from Advanced Transportation. Harold was a member of Manchester Free Church as well as St. Paul Episcopal Church where he sang in the church choirs and was an active church volunteer for both. He was also a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association WI Chapter A and IL Chapter L since 1992. Harold’s grandsons were a very special part of his life and he was their biggest supporter at all of their sporting events. He enjoyed the friendships he found in his snowmobile and camping clubs. Harold enjoyed his volunteer work with Vets Roll and was able to attend Vets Roll Class of 2016. He also enjoyed spending time at the Rock River Thresheree. Survivors include his very special friend of 12 years, Helen Holder of Edgerton, WI; daughter, Laura Richards of South Beloit, IL; sons, Kevin Richards of Beloit, WI and Mark (Tolicia) Richards of South Beloit, IL; grandsons, Caleb and Chase Richards of South Beloit, IL; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and the mother of his oldest son, Sharon Shear of Beloit, WI. Harold was predeceased by his parents; wife; and two brothers. A Funeral Service for Harold will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022 in the Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit, WI with Pastor Dan Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Floral Lawn Cemetery. Visitation of Remembrance will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Thursday in the funeral home.
Harold R. Richards, 84, of South Beloit, IL, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 unexpectedly in his home. He was born September 14, 1937 in Beloit, WI, the son of Arthur “Ray” and Myrtle (Myers) Richards. Harold was a 1956 graduate... View Obituary & Service Information
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