David Carl Richards

September 29, 1960April 10, 2019

David Carl Richards, age 58, went to be with his Lord April 10th, 2019. He was born in Lansing, September 29, 1960 to parents Carol and Gordon Richards.

Dave is preceded in death by his mother, Carol (Hosford) Richards.

Dave is survived by his father, Gordon S. Richards; brother, Scott (Michelle) Richards; niece, Christy (Ryan) Gleason; nephew, Michael (Norma) Richards and their son Henry; uncle, Karl (Mary) Hosford and their children Amy (Tim) Hicswa and Michael (Celena) Hosford. He is also survived by many cousins and caring friends.

Dave was a Lansing local all his life and attended Pleasant Grove Elementary, Dwight Rich Jr. High, and Harry Hill High School. He worked for many years as a respiratory therapist at Sparrow Hospital. In school, Dave was very athletic, talented on the basketball court. He was an avid bow hunter and loved to hunt deer and bear in Michigan and Canada. Dave was also a man of faith, serious about his relationship with the Lord, and took on a few years of work with Benny Hinn Ministry. He was an active member of Mt. Hope Church. David was known for his "gift of gab," making friends everywhere he went.

The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for their compassion and care.

A memorial service for Dave will be held Friday, April 19 at 11 AM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Ave. Guests will be welcomed to share memories at this time. Interment will occur at Evergreen cemetery.


  • Memorial Service Friday, April 19, 2019

David Carl Richards

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Tim Goyt

April 15, 2019

Sorry for the lose of Dave, I still remember as kids gathering in the circle where Burnetts lived and playing wiffle ball.