Ernest John Richey

December 9, 1924February 26, 2018
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Ernest John (E.J.) Richey, 93, of Temple, Texas passed away on February 26, 2018. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on March 10, 2018 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Bellwood Memorial Park Cemetary at 12 PM. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple, Texas. E.J. was born in Cameron, Texas on December 9, 1924. He worked as a Medical/EKG Technician at the VA Hospital, Temple, Texas for over 30 years. He enjoyed working in his yard, helping others, joining his friends at the Senior Community Center and joy of dancing. E.J. is survived by his three children, Diane Baker & husband Fulton, John W Richey & wife Laura, Robin Aiken, grandchildren, Jeffrey Holloway & wife Julie, Tiffany Pitts & husband Tim, Ryan Aiken, Aaron Aiken, Madeleine Richey, John Jaxon Richey, Matt Baker & wife Lyn and Audra Baker, great grandsons, Prescott Holloway & wife Cheyenne and Blayne Kerico, and long time companion, Elizabeth McCorkle. E.J is preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Margaret Richey as well as one brother and several sisters. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Salvation Army. 3100 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.


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Richard Boykin

March 12, 2018

Let me just say that we (Janice and I) will always fondly remember "Uncle Richey". He was quite a character, always wanting to hug you when you arrived or before you left. If he hasn't seen you for awhile he would shake your hand with a big inviting smile on his face and say, "Come on, tell me what's been going on!" He always seemed to want to know more about you than talk about himself. Richey was Janice's uncle (by his marriage to Carol Jean), and Carol Jean was the sister to Patsy Ruth (Janice's mother). When Janice's parents (Harry and Patsy) came in from New York to visit Patsy's mother (more commonly known as 'Nana'), they always made sure to include some time with Richey and Carol Jean. That, in turn, also led to visiting the Postlewates (Eunice, Gene, and Billie Marie - Charles, Sonny and Morris had flown the coop by that time). It was not unusual for a penny-ante poker game to start up, and once it got underway all kinds of silliness began. Those were the good days, and Richey was right smack dab in the middle of them. Richey was a pleasure to have known and will be greatly missed. However, it's easy to imagine all his loved ones that went before him all lining up at that big dance hall in the sky and knowing that his dance card is already filled up. RIP, Uncle Richey!

Gary Hodges

March 9, 2018

Ernest was a GREAT man, he always made people feel warm and welcome! He is loved and missed dearly!! ALWAYS in our hearts and NEVER forgotten!!!

Elizabeth McCorkle

March 6, 2018

My heart is aching at the loss of John Richey my dear friend and companion of almost 21 years. We had many incredible times together and especially loved to go dancing. He was a wonderful dancer. We also enjoyed going to a casino in OK frequently and made some small trips at times. Richey spent most of his Sundays to Monday mornings at my home and he really enjoyed sitting out on the patio with my son and me and just talking and enjoying the peace and tranquility of the countryside. Richey was always very thoughtful and considerate and I knew I could always depend on him. He was a great guy and always had a good sense of humor. He will be missed very much by all those who had the good fortune of knowing him.

Olly Jensan

March 5, 2018

He meant a lot to me, a good friend. We shared so many memories over the years. A great guy. Will truly be missed.

Betty Strickland

March 5, 2018

Will sure miss him. We joked that he was the "Rich Man" and I was the "Rich Woman" Great conversations with him. Going to miss him.

Betty (B.J.) Lojacono

March 5, 2018

I will miss him coming in every day at Sammons with his usual "Good morning everybody.....,How's everybody doing"? I will miss him greatly!

Marcella Malcik

March 5, 2018

He will be greatly missed. Had a great sense of humor. Always fun to be around him. May he rest in peace.

Antonieta (Tony) Sierra

March 5, 2018

I am going to miss you so much. My heart is heavy. You were such a great friend. I will always remember you! Rest in Peace.

Don Pisar

March 5, 2018

You were very well liked at Sammons. Condolences to the family. You will be missed.

Wanda Myers

March 5, 2018

I always will remember your smiling face and warm welcome. My late husband Chuck and I enjoyed sitting with you at lunch and liked watching you dance. You were a great dancer.