June 17, 1947 - August 28, 2017
Terry A. Richards, 70, passed away August 28, 2017 in Central Point. He was born June 17, 2947 in Malone, New York, the son of Gerald V. and Marion A. Hayle Richards.
A lifelong learner, Terry graduated from Franklin Academy in 1965 and continued his education at the Wanakeena Forestry School. He then entered the U.S. Navy in 1967 and served in Vietnam. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with One Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Navy Expert Rifleman Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1973. After the war, he the continued his education receiving his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and went on to earn his Masters of Business Administration. Terry spent most of his career at the Bureau of Land Management from where he eventually retired after many years of serving his country.
Terry was a loving father to his children, a brother, and a friend to many. His hobbies included gardening, golf, and creating stained glass art. Always known for a good conversation, he loved making others laugh.
Terry is survived by his children, Terry Richards Jr., Marion Richards, Michael Richards, and Jeff Richards.
Interment was held at 1:00 p.m. September 13, 2017 in the family plot at Morningside Cemetery in Malone, New York.