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Donald Sam ‘Buddy’ Richey | 1938-2013

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Donald Sam “Buddy” Richey

Donald Sam “Buddy” Richey, 74, of Jacksboro died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Decatur.

Graveside service is 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Cundiff Cemetery in Cundiff. Bill Myers will officiate. Pallbearers are Chase Coffman, Josh Richey, Chris Richey, Leah Geeslin, Derek Richey and Monty Forbus. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Buddy was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Crafton to Opal (Warden) and Gus Richey. He was a farmer who enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved horse racing. Buddy was a musician who enjoyed playing with local bands.

He is survived by his children, Bobby Richey and wife, Rhonda, of Chico, Donna Geeslin and husband, Ronny, of Chico, Jimmy Richey and wife, Pam, of Sanger, and Billy Richey and wife, Kathy, of Chico; sisters June Cox and husband, Elmer, of Denton, Janet Myers and husband, Bill, of Leander, and Anna Hand and husband, Jim, of Chico; brother Bobby C. Richey and wife, Frances, of Chico; grandchildren Chase Coffman and wife, Hannah, Josh Richey, Chris Richey and wife, Sarah, Leah Geeslin and Derek Richey; five great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter Stacey Richey.

One Response to “Donald Sam ‘Buddy’ Richey”

  1. Renee Loper says:

    Thinking of my sweet friend, Donna, and her dear family, today, as they say “Goodbye” (short for God Be With Ye) to Mr. Richey. Love, hugs and prayers for comfort. Renee & Dustin

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