Warren Dean Richards was born Jan. 6, 1945 in Norton. He passed away on March 7, 2022 at the age of 77 in Denton, Texas.
He was the elder son of Dean E. and Margaret (Lyon) Richards. He attended Norton schools, excelling academically and athletically, graduating from NCHS in 1963.
It was in Norton where he met his wife, Sandra (Oswald) Richards. They were married in Manhattan, Kan. After receiving his business degree from Kansas State University, he began his career with JCPenney, retiring in 2005 after 37 years and moved to Denton, Texas. He and his wife cherished the many lifelong friends they made throughout Warren’s career with JCPenney.
He was an active member of Denton Bible Church where he served at Shiloh Field Community Garden. It provided food for many organizations and people in the Denton area. He had the opportunity to serve in other areas of church life. He studied God’s Word, the last 15 years with the Men's Bible Study Fellowship. He also served on the Board of Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center.
After retiring, Warren played on a softball team and golfed, which brought joy and additional friendships.
While grieving the loss of his presence, we know as a Christian, he is healed and eternally home with our Lord.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Roberta Temple.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; his brother, David (Linda); his son, Jeff; his daughter, Penny (Paul) Seiler; his grandsons, Corey and Taylor (Kori) Fitzner; his great-grandson, Harrison Fitzner; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. March 14, 2022 at Mulkey-Bowles-Montgomery Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust St., Denton.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. March 17, 2022 at the Norton Cemetery, Norton, Kan.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.
Memorials may be sent to Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center, PO Box 610, Denton, TX, 76202, or to a charity of your choice.