Charles Emery Richards
December 11, 1946 - June 21, 2020
Birthplace: Red Oak, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak,Iowa

Visitation 6/26/2020
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 6/27/2020
Evergreen Cemetery
Burial 6/27/2020
Evergreen Cemetery

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Charles Emery Richards, age 73, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Charles was born December 11, 1946 in Arlington, Virginia, the son of Jonathan Barlow Richards and Elizabeth “Betsy” Miller Richards. He graduated from Red Oak High School, University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Drake University Law School. He practiced law for many years in Red Oak, Iowa. Charles was united in marriage to DyAnn Needham Webster on December 26, 1993 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was a longtime member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association. He was a history buff and enjoyed collecting war memorabilia. He also loved and collected vintage automobiles and was a member of the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Club.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sister: Victoria Richards Bastron; wife: DyAnn Richards; and daughter: Debra Wheeler. Survivors include his son: Daniel Webster and wife Malinda of Charleston, SC; son-in-law: Shawn Wheeler of Ft. Scott, KS; brother: Jonathan Barlow Richards II and wife Leslie of St. Louis, MO; sister: Kathleen Richards of Lincoln, NE; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held 6-8 PM Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Social distancing and following CDC guidelines will be required. Wearing a mask is encouraged. A private family interment service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Red Oak Depot.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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