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John Gordon Richard

March 14, 1934 September 7, 2018
John Gordon Richard
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Obituary for John Gordon Richard

John Gordon Richard, 84, of Knox, previously of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 surrounded by his wife Janet, son Jacob, and daughter Sarah. He was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother in-law, and 3 brothers. Born on March 14, 1934 to Arthur and Rose Richard, John was a former US Navy boatswain’s mate on the USS Bennington during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in June of 1954 after his ship was blown up.
An active member of the Knox United Methodist Church, Knox VFW, and American Legion, John will be missed by many. He enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren, Jaxon, Emma, Callie, and Kason. He also enjoyed his Friday night supper club, fishing, learning about history, and telling stories and jokes.
Friends may visit the family on Saturday, September 15, 2018 starting at 10:00 AM at the Knox United Methodist Church. 201 South Shield Street Knox, IN 46534. A memorial service will begin at noon with lunch to follow at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Knox United Methodist Church or Northeast Indiana Honor Flight in his name.

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Visitation

Saturday

15

Sep

10:00 AM 9/15/2018 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9/15/2018 12:00:00 PM
Knox United Methodist Church

201 S. Shield St.
knox, IN 46534

Knox United Methodist Church
201 S. Shield St. knox 46534 IN
United States

Service

Saturday

15

Sep

12:00 PM 9/15/2018 12:00:00 PM
Knox United Methodist Church

201 S. Shield St.
knox, IN 46534

Knox United Methodist Church
201 S. Shield St. knox 46534 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Custer National Cemetery Final Resting Place

15501 Dickman RD.
Augusta, MI 49012

15501 Dickman RD. Augusta 49012 MI
United States
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