Nov. 2, 1935—March 13, 2016 James Calvin Richards, 80, was born on Nov. 2, 1935, to Jesse and Josie Hopper Richards in Detroit, MI. He passed away at his home in Crossville, TN, on March 13, 2016. James loved playing golf and poker and going to casinos. He enjoyed going to the 127 Yard Sale and going to flea markets. In his spare time, he also loved restoring old furniture. James is survived by son, Rick Mandingo (Lilliana); granddaughter, Kimberly; one great grandchild; brother, William Richards; and sisters, Fran Hutcheson and Carol Fox. James was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Erickson Richards; parents, Jessie and Josie; son, James Richards; daughter, Debra Ann Krajniec; brothers, Jesse Richards and Robert Richards; and sisters, Helen Anderson, Margie Schultz, Luella Cianciolo, Mildred Christian and Pat Lambert. A service for James was held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, with the Rev. Warren Burns officiating. James was laid to rest in Crossville City Cemetery. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  March 15, 2016