Harold Richards, 92 - Belpre

Harold Richards, 92, of Belpre, Ohio, went home to be with Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008.

He was born in Big Springs, W.Va., on Oct. 21, 1915, the son of the late Joseph W. Richards and Nora Cunningham Richards.

Harold was retired from the Army after 30 years of service, where he was a CW3, Chief Warrant Officer. He attended Calvary Community Church.

Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Marjorie Fraser Richards; two daughters, Rita Lubinski and husband, John, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Mary VanMeter of Belpre; three grandchildren, John Lubinski and Jeanette Lubinski Asp, both of North Ridgeville, and Jennifer VanMeter of Belpre; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Dorsey Richards; and his life-long friend, Edward Hammer.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Ken Fullerton officiating. Full military rites by the VFW Post 5108 and American Legion Post 64 of Marietta will immediately follow services at the graveside.

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Belpre is assisting the family with arrangements.