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East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN

OBITUARY

Denzil Claude Richards

September 24, 1952January 6, 2020
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Denzil “Dennie” “Hollywood” Claude Richards, 67, entered into the arms of Jesus during the evening hours of Monday (January 6, 2020). Denzil was born on September 24, 1952 in Kingsport, TN to the late F.C. & Mary Alice (Thornburg) Richards.

Denzil enjoyed spending his time outdoors, fishing and hunting, and tending to his min pins, game roosters and game hens. He attended Church of God and Kingsport Family Evangelist Worship Center. Denzil loved the Lord and spending time with his family and friends. Denzil was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend; he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Denzil was preceded in death by his daughter, Angela Hope Richards; nephews, Daniel Wayne Gill, Jr. and Christopher Timothy Jones; and “furry-friend”, Rosco P Coldtrain.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 23 years, Dema Jane (Gill) Richards; two sons, Damon Richards and Chadwick Allen Presnell & Stacy Brooke; daughter, Tommie Jane Glymp; brother, David Richards & wife Tina; two sisters, Norma Sims & husband Tex and Vivian Stewart; eight grandchildren, Lindsay Hope Richards, Patrick Weber, Stephanie Ketron, Justin Ketron, Allie Glymp, Madison Presnell, Sarah Jackson, and Courtney Jackson; one great grandson, Jordon Ketron; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Sunday (January 12, 2020) from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral home with Pastor James “Jimmy” Hagy officiating.

Committal services will be held on Sunday (January 12, 2020) at 3 p.m. in the Garden of David at East Lawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Damon Richards, Chad Presnell, Tex Sims, Benny Gill, Daniel Gill, and Justin Ketron.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to American Cancer Society Johnson City Office (508 Princeton Rd. Ste. 102 Johnson City, TN 37601; www.cancer.org; 423-926-2921).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to that staff of Rachel Head with Ballad Home Health, 3rd (Wilcox Hall) and 6th Floor at Holston Valley Medical Center, Dr Baumrucker, and Dr. Shipstone for all the kind and loving care that was given to Denzil in his time of need.

Online condolences may be made to the Richards family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Richards family.

  • FAMILY

  • Dema Jane (Gill) Richards, Loving wife of 23 years
  • Damon Richards and Chadwick Allen Presnell & Stacy Brooke, Two Sons
  • Tommie Jane Glymp, Daughter
  • David Richards & wife Tina, Brother
  • Norma Sims & husband Tex and Vivian Stewart, Two Sisters
  • Lindsay Hope Richards, Patrick Weber, Stephanie Ketron, Justin Ketron, Allie Glymp, Madison Presnell, Sarah Jackson, and Courtney Jackson, Eight Grandchildren
  • Jordan Ketron, Great-Grandson
  • Several Nieces, Nephews, and a Host of Friends, Family
  • F.C & Mary Alice (Thornburg) Richards, Parents (deceased)
  • Angela Hope Richards, Daughter (deceased)
  • Daniel Wayne Gill, Jr. and Christopher Timothy Jones, Nephews (deceased)
  • Rosco P Coldtrain, Furry-friend (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Damon Richards
  • Chad Presnell
  • Tex Sims
  • Benny Gill
  • Daniel Gill
  • Justin Ketron

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • A Celebration of Life Service Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Committal Service Sunday, January 12, 2020

Memories

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Dee Gnce

January 10, 2020

Tommy and family, We are sorry about your dad. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Prayers for peace.

Love you Don and Dee Gonce

Mary Ellen Carr

January 10, 2020

So sorry David and Tina on the loss of you dear brother.
Barry & Carr

Debbie (Maultbay) Eaton

January 10, 2020

Prayers for your family. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing. I went to high school with Denzil and then later worked at AFG with him. He was a true friend. Seen him last year at Tractor Supply and we talked about the LORD. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Miranda Jadhav

January 10, 2020

I am sad to hear about Mr Richards. I loved to hear Mr Richards testimony at church he loved the Lord.
We attend Weber CityChurch Of God.

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Biography

Denzil Claude Richards was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Denzil will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Denzil “Dennie” “Hollywood” Claude Richards, 67, entered into the arms of Jesus during the evening hours of Monday (January 6, 2020). Denzil was born on September 24, 1952 in Kingsport, TN to the late F.C. & Mary Alice (Thornburg) Richards.

Denzil enjoyed spending his time outdoors, fishing and hunting, and tending to his min pins, game roosters and game hens. He attended Church of God and Kingsport Family Evangelist Worship Center. Denzil loved the Lord and spending time with his family and friends. Denzil was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend; he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Denzil was preceded in death by his daughter, Angela Hope Richards; nephews, Daniel Wayne Gill, Jr. and Christopher Timothy Jones; and “furry-friend”, Rosco P Coldtrain.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 23 years, Dema Jane (Gill) Richards; two sons, Damon Richards and Chadwick Allen Presnell & Stacy Brooke; daughter, Tommie Jane Glymp; brother, David Richards & wife Tina; two sisters, Norma Sims & husband Tex and Vivian Stewart; eight grandchildren, Lindsay Hope Richards, Patrick Weber, Stephanie Ketron, Justin Ketron, Allie Glymp, Madison Presnell, Sarah Jackson, and Courtney Jackson; one great grandson, Jordon Ketron; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Sunday (January 12, 2020) from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral home with Pastor James “Jimmy” Hagy officiating.

Committal services will be held on Sunday (January 12, 2020) at 3 p.m. in the Garden of David at East Lawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Damon Richards, Chad Presnell, Tex Sims, Benny Gill, Daniel Gill, and Justin Ketron.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to American Cancer Society Johnson City Office (508 Princeton Rd. Ste. 102 Johnson City, TN 37601; www.cancer.org; 423-926-2921).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to that staff of Rachel Head with Ballad Home Health, 3rd (Wilcox Hall) and 6th Floor at Holston Valley Medical Center, Dr Baumrucker, and Dr. Shipstone for all the kind and loving care that was given to Denzil in his time of need.

Online condolences may be made to the Richards family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Richards family.

Simply stated, Denzil was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Denzil leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Denzil Claude Richards.