Jimmy Ray Richards departed this world to join his family, friends and beloved marines after a short illness. He was born to Elmer Ray Richards and JoAnn Britton on April 25, 1948 in Freeport, TX.
Jimmy joined the marines in 1968 and spent 1969 – 1970 in Da Nang as a heavy helicopter mechanic and door gunner transporting his marines throughout Vietnam.
Jimmy enjoyed his 1967 Harley Davidson, Jim Beam Whiskey, and taking care of his mother for several years until she passed away in December. He then moved in with his devoted daughter spending his final days in the lap of luxury.
He was a retired electrician with the Local 1 of St. Louis, MO.
He was preceded in death by 4 wives, Faye, Diane, Juanelle, and Brenda; his parents who raised him, JoAnn and Henry Floyd Browning; brothers, Taylor Floyd Browing, Danny Browning, and Ben Tyler Browning.
Jimmy is survived by his loving daughter, Kelly Mae Richards (Leonard Coe); sons, Josh Richards (Ashley) and Jason Richards; sister, Linda Lou Pace (Miles); brother, Nathan Lee Browning (Debby); sister-in-law, Ellen Browning-Hamilton (Mitchell); nephew, Corben Tyler Browning; grandchildren, Tabitha Jo Davis (Austin Vermillion), Kelli Christine Davis (Ronnie Minero), Marty Allen Holladay Jr., Charlotte Renee Elysia Richards, and Jade Love Richards; the Coe girls who also called him Pawpaw, Isabella, Gwyndelyn, and Faith; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Honorary pallbearers are Nathan Browing, Miles Pace, Leonard Coe, Mitch Hamilton, Roy McManners, Bob Erhman, Henry Nicar, and Gary Mcelveen.
Funeral services will be Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home, 2025 E. Mulberry St., Angleton, TX. Visitation will be same day of service from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Burial will be at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 12:45 p.m.
Funeral services will be streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/DixonFuneralTX
Due to the COVID-19 Virus, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Angleton at (979) 849-8800.
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