Wendell G. Richards, 80, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021
at St. Vincent Hospital.
Born in Needmore Indiana (Brown County) he was the son of James Irving Richards
and Doris (Miller) Richards. He married Patricia (Pike) Richards on June 16, 1972 and
she preceded him on September 25, 2008.
Survivors include significant other Ruth Geise of Rushville; 5 children- Kathy Richards
of Appalachiola Florida, William Richards (significant other Kerry Thomas) of Plant City
Florida, Sherrie Williams (husband Dan) of Tarpon Springs Florida, Wendell Gene Richards
Jr. (wife Hyun) of West Lafayette, Darin Richards (wife Deborah) of Shelbyville; 3 brothers-
John Richards of Bargersville, Lawrence "Pudgie" Richards (wife Rita) of Indianapolis, Denny
Richards (wife Lois) of Indianapolis; a sister Wanda Bryan of Martinsville; 14 grandchildren,
16 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse, son Timothy Richards,
stepdaughter Sheila Tungate, 2 brothers- Wayne and Dale Richards, and a sister Elma Perry.
Mr. Richards had lived in the Shelby County area for most of his lifetime, and graduated from
Moral Township High School. He was a custom applicator for Farm Bureau Co-Op, retiring after
25 years of service. He was a member of Arlington Christian Church, a former member of the
Waldron Volunteer Fire Dept., a former member of the Masonic Lodge, and a member of the
Shelby County Western Riders Club.
Wendell enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling, riding his horses, playing basketball in younger years,
and was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan. He loved any outdoor activity, and the time he spent with
his family and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral
Home, 437 Amos Road, with Minister Gary Holt officiating. Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 pm until the time of the service, on Wednesday evening.
Memorial contributions can be made to Arlington Christian Church, or the American Heart Association,
in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.