Robert L. “Robbie” Richards

September 10, 1960 - January 08, 2020
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Robert Luther “Robbie” Richards, age 59, Joplin, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Robbie was born September 10, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, son of the late Calvin E. Richards, and Martha A. Tussey Richards of Kimberling City, Missouri. He graduated from Diamond High School in 1979, and worked for Appliance Rental in sales, and also at King Press. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served following high school.

He married Brenda Wright, she preceded him in death on June 26, 2018. In addition to his wife and father, Robbie was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Richards, and his mother and father-in-law, Rev. Freddie and Oletta Wright.

Survivors include his mother, Martha Richards of Kimberling City, Missouri, and a brother, Calvin Richards of Hayes, Kansas; a sister, Marla Cook-Hazen and husband Bob of Lampe, Missouri; brother-in-law, David Wright and wife Karen of Lunenburg, Massachusetts; sister-in-law, Pamela Backerman and husband Jim of Joplin; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

No services are planned at this time.

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