Gary Richmond

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Gary Richmond

Gary E. Richmond, 80, of Ottumwa died peacefully at home surrounded by his family at 1:43 a.m. September 11, 2018.
He was born July 17, 1938 in Kirksville, MO to Edeart L. and Mildred Gauer Richmond. He married Sherry Lynn Brown on December 17, 1971.
A 1957 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Gary served in the U.S. Navy, serving two tours in Vietnam. He worked 25 years at John Deere Ottumwa Works, retiring July 17, 1998.
He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, UAW Local #74 and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion. Gary enjoyed golfing and bowling.
Gary is survived by his wife, Sherry; his sons, Father Troy Richmond of Muscatine and Shawn (Vicki) Richmond of Urbandale; 3 grandchildren, Aidan, Asher and Abel; 2 brothers, Robert (Kandis) Richmond of Ottumwa and Jerry Richmond of Novinger, MO.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Richmond.
Per his wishes, his body has been cremated.
Memorial mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Gary's son, Father Troy Richmond and Father Patrick Hilgendorf concelebrating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.
The family will greet friends and family at Reece Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. A Christian Wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church or Good Samaritan Society-Hospice.
Published on September 11, 2018
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Denise Pierce Meeker
Sep 13, 2018
Sherry and family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kitti Toomire
Sep 12, 2018
Sorry for the families loss
Tim and Roxie Peters
Sep 12, 2018
Fr. Troy,
You and the entire family will be in our prayers. All of our Love.

Tim and Roxie
Larry Cline
Sep 12, 2018
Peace be with you Gary! I enjoyed the many times we shared. May your family find peace sent from our Lord and may the memories of you live forever in their hearts.
Rich & Chris Peiffer
Sep 12, 2018
Father Troy...So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
Allan Jones (A.J.)
Sep 11, 2018
Go in peace my friend.
Kathy Thrasher Porter
Sep 11, 2018
I’m so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Growing up our families were really close and I loved all the Richmond’s. God Speed My friend. 🙏🏻
Vicki Wayman Brown
Sep 11, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Gary and I are cousins. My mother and Gary's dad were brother and sister. Again my sympathy to the family.
Mike and Tracey Meeker
Sep 11, 2018
I was very blessed to have met you and bowled some with you and beat your butt in poker.😉 You sure will be missed. 💔 You were such a great guy.
Nancy Ward
Sep 11, 2018
Father Troy
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the blessings of our Lord comfort you and all the wonderful memories warm your heart.
Sep 11, 2018
Sherry, Troy, Shawn, my deepest sympathy and sorrow is with you during this sad time in your lives. I met Gary 68 years ago, and we remained very close and shared many good times together. I will never forget him and I will miss him so much. My prayers and thoughts will be for the three of you, and may God bless you and your family.
Jerry and Wanda Eakins
Sep 11, 2018
So sorry to read this. Had a lot of fun growing up with Gary May he Rest In Peace