Kenneth "Ken" D. Richards, Jr.

April 4, 1969May 11, 2019

Kenneth Dewitt “Ken” Richards, Jr., 50, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2019. He was born in Tallahassee, FL on April 4, 1969.

Ken graduated from Lincoln High School in 1987 and received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Florida State University in 1992.

He was married to his high school sweetheart, Stephanie Richards on March 15, 1991. Ken worked at the Florida Department of Revenue as a Senior Tax Audit Administrator and has been with the State of Florida for 26 years.

He was a member of Freedom Church and loved trips to the beach, golfing with his friends, and cooking for his family.

He was survived by his wife of 28 years, Stephanie Richards; his twin daughters, Hope and Joy Richards; his mother, Caroline Richards; and a multitude of friends and family members. He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth “Dewitt” Richards Sr.; and a daughter, Faith Richards.

Funeral arrangements are as follows: The visitation will be 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Freedom Church. The service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday May 16, 2019 at Freedom Church.

This will be a celebration of Ken’s life; please wear happy colors. The family has also requested that anyone who may have a story about Ken write it down to give to the family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Burial Following the Service Thursday, May 16, 2019


Kenneth "Ken" D. Richards, Jr.

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Susan Hawkins

May 15, 2019

Stephanie, both you and Ken made a wonderful impact on my life. I am so sorry to hear this. You are in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Susan Hawkins (Steverson)

George and Sarah Zimmerman

May 15, 2019

So incredibly sorry to hear this. Peace and prayers to Stephanie and her girls.

Mark Hamilton

May 15, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to The Richards Family. Ken was an outstanding person and friend. He always had a smile and laugh to share with his fellow co-workers. No matter the issue or obstacle, Ken was there to help out and work selflessly to assist others. We will greatly miss him.

Victoria Crean

May 14, 2019

Talking to Ken was always breath of fresh air. He genuinely wanted to help you and get the mission accomplished. He was a very calming influence and made the place he was at better. He will truly be missed. God gained an angel.

Vickie Crean

John Cobb

May 14, 2019

I first met Ken at a manager's meeting in Orlando several years ago. He was with Brad Guilford and Brad introduced me to him. I remember being immediately impressed with Ken for both his warm personality as well as his obvious intellect. I have worked closely with countless people in the Department of Revenue over the years but I can honestly say none were nicer or more ready to help in any way they could than Ken was. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. He will be greatly missed. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Sincerest condolences -

John Cobb

Janice Escribano

May 14, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Ken’s beloved family and friends. I met Ken during 1997 - always so welcoming and willing to work and help with a smile.

Kimberly Webb

May 14, 2019

As part of Ken's team in the Lake City Service Center, I want to offer my condolences to you all. Know that you are in my prayers as you face the days ahead. May the Peace of the Heavenly Father comfort and keep you.

Bertha Thompson

May 13, 2019

Caroline, Stephanie, Hope and Joye. My heart is so sad for you today. I have watched Ken grow from a little boy into the strong Christian man he was. Always had a smile. No words I say can comfort you like the God he served. He will help you and know you are in my prayers.