Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Columbus

4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA


Richard A. Bauer

April 9, 1943January 3, 2020

Richard Alan Bauer, 76, of Columbus, Georgia passed away on January 3, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Family will visit with friends on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Striffler-Hamby from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the Wildwood Room. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Edgewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby with Reverend Jay Bailey officiating. Burial will be at Fort Benning’s Main Post Cemetery.

Richard Alan Bauer was born on April 9, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Reavis High School in Oak Lawn, IL. After graduation, he faithfully served his country in the U. S. Army. Richard retired after over 20 years of service; he served during the Vietnam War. After he retired from the Army, he went to work with the Jack T. Rutledge Correctional Institute and retired from there to spend time with his wife, Barbara Bauer. Richard was a member of the Solid Rock Assembly of God in Columbus, Georgia. He will be greatly missed by his family.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Bauer; daughter, Janey (Nolin) Leatherwood; son, Ronnie (Sheila) Bauer; son, Michael (Robin) Sapp; daughter, Bonnie (Wendell) Huddleson; granddaughter, Ashley Bauer; grandson, Christopher (Elizabeth) Leatherwood; granddaughter, Erica Huddleson; granddaughter, Nicole Sapp; grandson, William Sapp; great-grandsons, Ashton and Riley; sisters, Dorothy Laverne Grantham, Barbara Bauer, and Debbie Bauer; and brothers, John Bauer and James Bauer.

A special thank you and much appreciation to Woody and his medical team and to Hospice for their care for Richard. To share fond memories and condolences with the family please visit www.shcolumbus.com.


  • Barbara Bauer, Wife
  • Janey Leatherwood (Nolin), Daughter
  • Ronnie Bauer (Sheila), Son
  • Michael Sapp (Robin), Son
  • Bonnie Huddleson (Wendell), Daughter
  • Ashley Bauer, Grandchild
  • Christopher Leatherwood (Elizabeth), Grandchild
  • Erica Huddleson, Grandchild
  • Nicole Sapp, Grandchild
  • William Sapp, Grandchild
  • Dorothy Grantham, Sister
  • Barbara Bauer, Sister
  • Debbie Bauer, Sister
  • John Bauer, Brother
  • James Bauer, Brother
  • Mr. Bauer also leaves behind two great-grandsons, Ashton and Riley, to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation for Family and Friends Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Funeral Services Monday, January 13, 2020


Richard A. Bauer

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Barbara Illing

January 12, 2020

To a loving brother - God has called you home, to rest in peace and free from pain. While we were parted by miles you were always in my thoughts and heart. Until we meet in the heavenly home, please know how much I loved you. God's peace to you.

Carmella Morales

January 10, 2020

A true brother in Christ, I thank God for allowing our paths to meet this side of heaven. I will always remember with gratitude his kindness toward me in my time of need.
A quote from Billy Graham which holds very true for all the people of God. "When you hear that I died, don't you believe it for a moment. I will be more alive than I ever been. I changed my address and I am in the presence of God."
Until we meet again my brother,
My deepest condolences to Richard's family
Carmella Morales

Joyce Bishop

January 10, 2020

I had a ear infection and he took this hand held machine and i said please Richard please don't hurt me and he said I'm not going too hurt you.