Norman Travis Richey | 1938-2018

Published Saturday, January 5, 2019

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Norman Travis Richey, 80, of Chico, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Chico.

Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Bill Steward officiating. Burial will follow in Chico Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Brendan Cox, Ezra Cox, Avery Cox, Beck Cox, Raleigh Cox, Jason Wyatt and Jordan Hines.

Honorary pallbearers are Harvey Weatherly, Rick Richey, Marty Casillas, Bobby Brazier and Joe Bob Symons.

Norman was born July 9, 1938, in Decatur to Curt and Leota (Martin) Richey and was brought home to a farm north of Crafton. He graduated from Chico High School in 1956. Norman worked as a roughneck with the Arlon Morris crew. In 1958, he began working at Gifford-Hill where he continued until his retirement in 2002. He married Marsha Kay Smith Aug. 14, 1958.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years; daughters Kelly Richey Steward and husband, Bill, of Henrietta and Sandee Richey Cox and husband, Johnny, of Nashville, Tenn.; son Zane Richey and wife, Jennifer, of Chico; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Gary Richey of Bridgeport and Johnny Richey of Crafton.

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