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 - Jerry Richards, 76, Smithville, Mo., passed away September 11, 2014.

He was born on Aug. 25, 1938, to George Lee and Clara Naomi (Carmack) Richards in St. Catherine, Mo. In 1957, he graduated from Park Hill High School and later received his Associate's Degree from Kansas City Junior College.

Jerry served his country in the US Navy as an A-4 pilot on the USS Constellation during the Vietnam War. On Sept. 21, 1963, he was united in marriage to Alice Jeane Schultz. After serving his country he became a pilot for TWA and they moved to Kansas City. In 1979 they moved to Smithville and he continued to work for TWA until he retired as a captain in 1998.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, brother, George Lee Richards, Jr. and sister, Joan Byrd.

He is survived by his wife, Alice of the home; children, Paul Richards and wife Carol, Michael Richards and wife Kathy, Jill Richards and Jeane Johnson and husband Shane; grandchildren, Adam Richards, Matthew Richards, Ashley Huebener, Lauren Johnson, Robert "Roby" Johnson, Serena Richards and Violet Richards; other relatives and many friends.

Rest in Peace, Captain Richards

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