Billy Dean Richards

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Billy Dean “Dehota” Richards, 96, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at his residence in Lewisburg, TN. He was born on Dec. 24, 1920, to the late Gleason and Hassel Jefferies Richards in Marshall County, TN. He spent his life as a self-employed retailer on Finley Beech Road. He enjoyed watching old westerns and fishing were his favorite hobbies.

Along with his parents, Dehota was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Richards; brother, Thomas (Rooster) Richards; and two sisters, Kathleen Bennett and Martha Moore. He is survived by two daughters, Kay Richards, Lewisburg, TN, Barbara (Ricky) Hopwood, AZ; sister, Nell Scott, Farmington Community; and four grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the chapel of Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Lone Oak Cemetery.

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Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with the arrangements.