James Cornelius “Jimmy” Richards Jr., 55, died Friday, May 24, 2013, in Decatur.
Funeral was May 28 at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur with the Revs. John Taylor and Brian Bosworth officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Klif Black, Pat McCurdy, Wayne Trachta, Shay Collins, Cole McCurdy, Yates McCurdy, Nathan Strange and Nicholas Trachta.
Jimmy was born Sept. 8, 1957, in New Orleans, La., to James “Jim” Sr. and Catherine Elaine (Overall) Richards. He worked for more than 20 years in the restaurant hospitality business and was currently a waiter at Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes in Decatur. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Survivors include his parents; sisters Molly Black and husband, Klif, of Stephenville, and Beth McCurdy and husband, Pat, and Gay Trachta and husband, Wayne, all of Decatur; nieces and nephews Jennifer and Shay Collins, Stephanie and Nathan Strange, Yates, Lauren and Cole McCurdy and Reagan, Kendall, Nicholas and Cameron Trachta; and great-niece and great-nephew, Emma and Zane Collins.