Edward Lee Richards, 66, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 1:05 pm October 8, 2020 at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was born August 7, 1954 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Walter Raymond and Dorothy Mae (Vaughn) Richards. Edward married Sherry Lynn (Orr) Overton Richards (61) on May 5, 2001 and she survives.
Edward is survived by his former wife, Susan Elizabeth (Martin) Richards Ford of Mount Vernon, Illinois; sons, Brian Edward Richards (33) of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Alex Joseph Richards (25) of Mount Vernon, Illinois; step children, John Curtis Overton and wife, Angela (Kirkpatrick) of Coello, Illinois, Matthew Craig Overton of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Casey Lynn (Overton) Barlage and husband, Seth of Herrin, Illinois; grandchildren, Grace Elizabeth Barlage (18) of Herrin, Illinois, Nathaniel William Overton (17) of West Allis, Wisconsin, Asher William Barlage (11) of Herrin, Illinois, Logan Paige Barlage (9) of Herrin, Illinois, Isaac Curtis Barlage (7) of Herrin, Illinois, Euwyn Miles Overton (5) of Coello, Illinois; brothers, Richard Rich Richards of Joliet, Illinois, Walter Raymond Richards and wife, Donna of Mount Vernon, Illinois; close friends, Edward Lee Loss of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Ralph Gentles of Mount Vernon, Illinois.
A Visitation will be held Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Hughey Funeral Home from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. A Memorial Service will begin at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with Mr. Marty Mills officiating. Inurnment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Edward’s honor to the American Cancer Society.
Please remember to observe social distancing at this time. We are limited to 50 people in our building at a time. Following the CDC and NFDA regulations, we encourage everyone to wear a mask in the facility. They will be made available, upon request.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.