Charles H. Richards III

Date of Passing:

February 15, 2021

Richards, Charles H., III, 63, of Upland Road, Riverside, died peacefully on February 15, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Charles H. and Barbara (Dorsey) Richards, he was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mr. Richards was a truck driver for the Riverhead Building Supply Co. for 30 years before retiring due to illness.

A sports enthusiast, Charles enjoyed playing baseball, softball, hockey, fishing and spending time with his loving family.

He is survived by two sons, Charles Richards IV of Riverside and Kevin Richards of Riverside; a daughter, Catherine Richards of Tennessee; brothers and sisters, Barbara Richards of Riverside, Elizabeth “Kitty” Richards of Providence, Debra Richards of Riverside, Mark Richards of Lincoln and Melissa Richards of Riverside and seven grandchildren. He was the father of the late Joseph Richards.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday February 17, 2021 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 4-8 p.m. The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed. Face coverings are required and only fifteen people will be allowed in the building at one time. Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Charles’s memory to the Rhode Island Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation, 2346 Post Road, Suite #202, Warwick, RI, 02886 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. My most heartfelt condolences
    to all the Richards especially Chucky, Cathy and Kevin ?

  2. A kind and respectful man toward others. I know Chuck will be greatly missed by those who knew him best and cherished him in their hearts, so to you I extend my deepest condolences. May the sadness of today turn to tomorrow’s joy as we hope for a better future for all. Isaiah 26:19; Psalms 37:29

  3. I’m so sry for your loss. I have found memories of him I will hold close to my heart. Prayers and love you.

  4. Marcus&April Elderkin

    Sorry for the lost of your family member Chuck was a great neighbor and always took the time to wave and say hello.
    May he Rest In Peace.????

  5. Sorry for your loss!

  6. I’m very sorry that this happened I love you all, I love him and will miss him very much, he was always fun and caring when we visited. I think of him and you guys always and forever. love all of you! Auntie Cathy uncle chucky and uncle Kevin.Love Amiya

  7. Our sympathy to the family. We pray for some peace during this very difficult time. We love you all xoxo With much love, Lisa, Victor and Jaina Alves

  8. Sending my deepest sympathy and love to you all at this difficult time… ❤️??

    Roxane Barnes and Family

  9. Cathy I’m so sorry I will keep you and your family in my prayers

  10. My deepest condolences to you all. I am so sorry for your loss my God be with you all thru thus difficult time.

  11. Chucky, Cathy and Kevin
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to you and your families.

  12. My deepest sympathy to the Richards family on your loss.
    May you find comfort in your memories.

  13. Cathy i am sorry for ur loss. I have u and ur family in my prayers. Love u cathy.

  14. We love you guys……so proud of you all !!! Your Dad, my brother is the strongest man i know !!!! Our thoughts are with you always !!! Smooches to my beautiful family !!! XOXOXO

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