McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC


Douglas C Richter

March 27, 1933July 12, 2020

Douglas C. Richter, age 87, of Indian Trail, NC, went home to be with the Lord on July 12, 2020.

He was born on March 27, 1933 in Canandaigua, NY. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Norton Richter. Douglas is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean Smith Richter; his sons, Kevin Richter (Sandy), Steven Richter (Deborah) and Skip Richter (Donna); his daughter, Kathryn Bollen (Curt); his grandchildren, Shelby, Kris, Russell, Wesley, Michael, Derek, Ryan and Jennifer; his many great-grandchildren and by his brother, William "Bill" Richter.

Mr. Richter served in the US NAVY during the Korean Conflict, was a devoted family man and will be greatly missed.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the family of Mr. Richter.


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Jeff Smith

July 15, 2020

Tamera and I provide our deepest condolences to the Richter family. We pray for God’s grace upon you all during this time of loss.
I don’t remember Uncle Doug ever having a bad day when we would visit as kids and young adults. He always had a positive word for you and often referred to me as a superstar. What a positive motivator and uplifting soul he had and shared with the world. I remember spending time at the Richter lake house in Canandaigua shooting clay pigeons over the pond. I remember forgetting my lunch the first day I worked for Doug and Steve building houses. I’m sure they provided me something to eat that day. May God bless the Richter family with positive memories of Doug and the joy of eternal life which Doug is enjoying through the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Chris Smith

July 15, 2020

Sending our condolences from Chris & Roberta Smith. We have such fond memories of Uncle Doug, he was a great man with a strong will, a strong work ethic and also was always willing to tell a joke or give you a friendly jab. I conferred with Uncle Doug for a lot of my career decisions and he always gave me good advice. He helped guide me to be the man I am today and I will be forever grateful to him. Sending love and prayers for comfort to Aunt Jean and the families of Kevin, Steve, Skip and Kathy. We love all y’all!!!

Donna Smith

July 15, 2020

Doug and I jokingly called ourselves the outlaws of the family. We remember visiting homes he built in our area. Also recall a visit to the famiy in Midlothian, Va. many years ago. H was a good friend and family man. God rest his soul.
Blessings on each of you in the richter family!
Sincerely and with much love, Donna and John Smith

Kathy Harper

July 15, 2020

A sweet, sweet man. What a wonderful legacy he leaves to this world with such a loving and beautiful family! He will truly be missed. Much love to all of you-
Kathy Harper


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