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Richard G. Champion

August 7, 1945October 16, 2020
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Richard Gilbert Champion, 75, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 16, 2020 surrounded by his family. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Duggan officiating. The family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. to service time at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to I AM for the Urals, Inc., 2899 Graham Road, Gray, GA 31032 or Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Richard was born in Macon, Georgia to the late A.J. and Becky McAllister Champion. He was preceded in death by two sisters; Rheta and Annie Pearl. Richard was a graduate of Lanier High School and served his country in the United States Army. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base as a Quality Control Specialist and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Young at Heart Sunday School Class and the Monday Lunch Bunch. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Johnson Champion of Lizella, daughter; Stephanie (Drew) Porterfield of Nolensville, TN, grandchildren; Joshua, Lara and Caleb Porterfield, sisters; Peggy Young, Nita Champion and Teresa Ford, cousin; Miriam Adkins and several nieces and nephews.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express tributes. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

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Karis Dykes

October 22, 2020

Dear Sandra and Family,
My hear is saddened to hear of your loss of Richard, You were so blessed to have him as your loving husband, father and grandfather. I will always remember his Big smile on Sunday mornings at Bethany Baptist. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. May God surround you with precious memories of times you shared with him. Praying for peace and comfort to be given to you and your precious family. Heaven is a "Sweeter" place with his presence.

Love in Christ,
Karis Dykes

Sam McDuffie

October 20, 2020

I am very sorry about Richard. Had not seen Richard in years. We were in grammar school together and graduated together from Lanier High School. Richard was so well liked and respected by his classmates---truly one of the good guys. He was also a good athlete.
God bless his family.
Sam McDuffie

Pam Moulton

October 17, 2020

Dear Mrs. Sandra and Stephanie,
My heart truly hurts for you both along with the rest of your family. Mom, Derek, and I know all to well what you are going through as we just lost Dad sixteen days ago. It is so hard. I just pray that the good memories will sustain you all until you are reunited in Heaven. As soon as I heard the news of your dad's passing, I felt sure that my sweet daddy was waiting on Mr. Richard and welcomed him to paradise. We are here for you any time. We love you both very much.
Pam Moye Moulton

Sydney Chalfa

October 17, 2020

Stephanie, Our family is so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts right now. We are sending you all our love and wishes for strength and hope. Love, Sydney Chalfa

Len & Caroline Woodard

October 17, 2020

May our Lord give you comfort and strength during this time.
I’ve known Richard since childhood living on the Mill Village. Richard was a great friend and Christian. I’m glad I knew him.
God Bless his family.
Len & Caroline Woodard

Jerry Etheridge

October 17, 2020

I always enjoyed being around my uncle Bubba he had that million dollar Smile and laugh. And listening to talk to me .will definitely remember him with a smile on my face .a devoted husband and father and Godley man man . If more men in this world where more like him it be a much better world

Lynn Watson

October 16, 2020

Sandra, Stephanie, and Family. Richard fought the battle and won it in heaven. God bless each of you. Praying for strength and comfort, with love- Lynn and Danny

Thank you for sharing your precious pictures.

Larry Davis

October 16, 2020

Richard was a long time friend of mine, as we went to grammar school together and had many good times . He was ready to go home to be with his Savior and be reunited with his mother, father and sisters again. I remember the night that he accepted Christ as his Savior as he phoned me and shared his happiness, with me just after it happened. I last visited Richard on Wednesday as my wife and I visited him at Pinepoint and he shared with me his love for his wife,daughter, son-n-law, sisters and grandchildren. He will surely be missed by family and friends who knew him.
Rest well my friend ,we will meet again!

Mike and Gale Kitchings

October 16, 2020

Dear Sandra, Stephanie, and sisters, as well as all family, our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow. Mike and I grew up with Richard and have fond memories of our time at Willingham Mill Village. We were blessed to get to know you, Sandy, and create more memories. Thankful that he has Victory in Jesus!! Love you all.

Donna Reed

October 16, 2020

He is a loving an kind man. I never met him when he was not smiling that use to brighten my day an lift my heart and made a person feel special. I love his family an proud he was part of our family.

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Biography

Richard Gilbert Champion, 75, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 16, 2020 surrounded by his family. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Duggan officiating. The family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. to service time at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to I AM for the Urals, Inc., 2899 Graham Road, Gray, GA 31032 or Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Richard was born in Macon, Georgia to the late A.J. and Becky McAllister Champion. He was preceded in death by two sisters; Rheta and Annie Pearl. Richard was a graduate of Lanier High School and served his country in the United States Army. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base as a Quality Control Specialist and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Young at Heart Sunday School Class and the Monday Lunch Bunch. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Johnson Champion of Lizella, daughter; Stephanie (Drew) Porterfield of Nolensville, TN, grandchildren; Joshua, Lara and Caleb Porterfield, sisters; Peggy Young, Nita Champion and Teresa Ford, cousin; Miriam Adkins and several nieces and nephews.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express tributes.
Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.

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