“You will stay with us in our dreams.”
Richard sadly passed away in his own home on 6th August 2018, aged 60 years.
Born just before Christmas 1957, Richard grew up in Leek and went to school in the local area. He was quite bright and articulate and he had a love of winding people up with a generous helping of cheekiness! In fact, when Rob, Richard’s brother, started at the same school, all the teachers assumed he would end up being just the same.
Richard loved animals, especially cats and dogs, always a part of the family home.
Richard left home when he was 18 to go and train with the Police Force in London and while living down south he would regularly invite Rob to come and stay with him.
Eventually Richard left the Police, doing a few jobs before landing a position with Tandy. He travelled around with the company before finally working his way back down south in the Essex area.
Richard loved his holidays and it was while booking a holiday that he met his first wife, Deborah, who worked in the travel agents. Once married they moved down to Essex because of his job. Unfortunately the marriage didn’t last. His second marriage was to Liz, whom he met down in Essex. Liz shared Richard’s passion for rock music, however the marriage only lasted a short time.
Throughout his life of flitting between Leek and Essex due to working for Tandy, his colleague Anne was someone he maintained contact and friendship with, eventually they got together and started a long distance relationship. Richard was planning to locate back down to Essex and they were due to be married next year.
Over the years Richard and Rob attended many concerts. Richard also enjoyed a curry and a pint with his friends and he spent many a night in the Union pub in Leek with his lifelong friend Dave having a few games of darts or pool.
Although Richard never had children of his own he was over the moon when he became an uncle to Emily and Victoria, constantly showering them with lots of lovely presents.
He was always organising trips out with his friends, one particular trip was to go and watch Yorkshire play cricket. Camping out in a field the night before, when they awoke all the other campers had moved their tents in the night as Richard had been snoring, keeping them all awake!
Unfortunately due to a knee injury walking began to take it’s toll, deciding it was unfair on the dogs he didn’t have another one.
Richard lived life to the full and although he suffered latterly with his health he never let it show in front of anyone.
His funeral will take place on Monday 20th August in the Crematorium Chapel, Crewe at 11.20am, followed by cremation.
Donations in the memory of Richard will be gratefully received on behalf of the Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre.
For any further information regarding Richard’s funeral please contact our funeral home on 01270 584447.