Robert Allan Richard
October 2, 1944 – July 31, 2018
Robert “Bob” Allan Richard, age 73, of Coshocton, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2018. He was born in Coshocton on October 2, 1944 to William and Donna (Jones) Richard.
After high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Army serving from 1963 to 1965. During his time in the Army, Bob was a Paratrooper in the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, KY and later taught ROTC. On February 6, 1967 he married the love of his life, Jennifer “Jenny” (Bell) Richard who survives.
Bob was a cowboy at heart. He was raised on a farm, caring for the horses and cattle; he loved the outdoors and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his mother, Donna Richard of Coshocton, wife of 52 years, Jenny Richard of Coshocton, son Bobby (Rich Richards) Richard of Nashville, TN, two daughters, Liz (Rolland Richcreek) Richard-Harp of West Lafayette and Brianna (Brian Barr) Harp of Coshocton; two grandchildren, Abby Otterstedt and Spencer Richcreek, brother, William “Bill” (Cynthia) Richard of Coshocton, sister Bonnie (John) Bryant of Coshocton; and dear lifelong friends George and Shirley Warren.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, William “Bill” Richard. A private burial will take place at a later date at Coshocton County Memory Gardens.
An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.
Robert Allan Richard
August 10, 2018
the greatest man I ever knew <3
Tom & Sharron Zanesville Elson
August 7, 2018
Bob was a great person, may GOD bless him and the family in this time of need
August 6, 2018
To Bill & Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss, he was a good high school friend. He always kept us laughing on those bus trips to basketball games and even had Coach Short laughing at times
August 2, 2018
I will truly miss our days of watching westerns (and napping) on those days when Jenny needed to be away. You always felt so bad about asking me to "watch" you, because my life was so hectic, but I LOVED THAT TIME WITH YOU, and if the truth were known, I actually got more rest there than I did at home. You never caused me any grief, except maybe the one time you darted out the door while my back was turned and I caught you sitting in the car. When I came out you said "oh I'm just rolling down the window". I remember you making the trip home from the Army just to attend my high school graduation. You and Billy teaching me to ride a bike by taking me to the top of the hill and pushing me off, it was either ride it down or fall (I chose to ride). Letting me ride your horses and falling off once and then getting bucked off once. I loved when you introduced me as your "baby sister". The precedence you set for me at school and the teachers said "oh no, another Richard" when I came along. I will miss you and deeply love you forever. I know you and Dad probably have a game of cards going up there. Though we mourn for you here, I know you are in a much better place and free of pain, operating that big crane in the sky. RIP my dear brother and I will see you again one day XOXO