Merle Dale Richards

May 14, 1939 - 

January 15, 2022

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Merle Dale Richards was born May 14, 1939 in Jefferson County (Sunnyside), Oklahoma to Bessie Lee (Maness) and Robert Lee Richards. He passed from this life Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 82. He and Iva Joy Richards were married March 29, 1959 in Coachella, CA. She preceded him in death on February 13, 2021.

He is survived by his daughters - Judy Bond and husband Dean of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Rebecca Richards and partner Kim Kelly of Tupelo, MS., son-Robert Richards of OKC, grandsons- Jeremy Bond and wife Erika of Moore, Oklahoma, and Brandon Richards of OKC, OK., siblings - Patricia Ralls of Waurika, Oklahoma, Thelma Keith and husband Edward of Waurika, Oklahoma, Peggy Smith of Comanche, Oklahoma, Ricky Richards of Lawton, Oklahoma, Donald Richards and wife Toni of St. Jo, Texas, great grandson - Rivers Bond of Moore, Oklahoma and numerous other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, parents Robert Richards and Bessie Lee Maness, siblings - Betty Lee, R.H. Richards, Pauline Ferguson, Shirley Richards, Roy Jr. Richards, Barbara Richards.

Funeral service for Mr. Richards will be Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 2:00PM at Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika with David Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Ryan Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:30AM - 12:30PM.


May 14, 1939


January 15, 2022