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Joseph Guinn Richards, 79, Pulaski Co./Adair Co., KY native (1938-2018)

Joseph was a member of the New Enterprise Baptist Church and a retired teacher having earned his Rank 1 Masters Degree. He was previous president of the Southeastern Waterboard Association, Director of People-Personnel (formerly) for Pulaski County Schools and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a native of Adair County, KY, and attended Adair County Public Schools. He was a member of a highly regarded family, the son of the late Ralph B. Richards & Edith Montgomery Richards. His wife of 55 years, Betty Jane Waddle Richards, survives. He leaves seven direct living descendants.
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Joseph Guinn Richards, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at his residence.

Visitation for Joseph Guinn Richards will be held 10am-12pmNoonCT/11am-01pmET, Saturday, February 3, 2018 in the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company and Crematory, 113 N Main Street, Somerset, KY. A celebration of life honoring Joseph Guinn Richards will follow at 12pmCT/1pmETm with Bro. Jim McKinney officiating. Interment will be in the Waddle Cemetery.


Joseph Guinn Richards, 79, Pulaski Co./Adair Co., KY native (1938-2018)

Joseph was born on March 23, 1938 in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Ralph B. Richards & Edith Montgomery Richards. He died Wednesday, January 31, 2018, in Somerset, Pulaski County, KY, at the age of 79 years, 10 months, and eight days.

He was united in marriage on January 5, 1963 in Jellico, TN to Betty Jane Waddle.
Joseph was a member of the New Enterprise Baptist Church and a retired teacher having earned his Rank 1 Masters Degree. He was previous president of the Southeastern Waterboard Association, Director of People-Personnel (formerly) for Pulaski County Schools and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Betty Jane Waddle Richards, and the following:
  • Three grandchildren: Joseph Guinn Richards III (Jake), Jaron Grayson Richards and Jordan Allen Richards

  • Four great-grandchildren: Dakota Shane Overbay, David Lee Richards, Caiden Jason Richards and Billey Ray Richards.

    Preceding Joseph in death other than his parents was one son, Joseph Guinn Richards II.

    Send condolences to the family of Joseph Guinn Richards

    The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Waddle Cemetery, c/o Joseph Richards II.

    Somerset Undertaking Company and Crematory, 113 N Main Street, Somerset, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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Joseph Guinn Richards, 79, Pulaski Co./Adair Co., KY native (1938-2018)



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