Aulton Ray Richards, age 84 of Hardinsburg, KY died Monday, February 15, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Easton, KY on December 7, 1936, the son of the late Elmer and Dell Fuqua Richards. Aulton was a member of St. Romuald Catholic Church and Fordsville Masonic Lodge # 600. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was an electrician and retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of service. He was a hard worker and enjoyed his job. He had many interests that include NASCAR, fishing, boating, camping, mowing his yard and anything outdoors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Thelma Burch Richards, son Carl Anthony Richards, siblings Jane Canary, Josephine Gentry, Dirk Richards and Elmer "June" Richards, Jr.
Aulton is survived by his wife Linda Gail Richards of Hardinsburg, KY
son - Mark Richards of Hardinsburg, KY
daughters - Judy (Bill) Payne of Owensboro, KY, Staci Ratliff of Owensboro, KY and Shannon (Brian) Kelly of Nebo, KY
9 grandchildren: Stephen, Sarah and Macie Richards, Autumn (Jesse) Paul, McKenzie Richards, Jessica Gail Roby, Dustin (Jessica) Kelley, Sarah (Tommy) Cunningham and Matthew (Maggie) Bailey
12 great grandchildren
Funeral services will be held at St. Romuald Catholic Church on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 1 PM with Fr. Tony Jones officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home on Friday, 10 AM - 12:30 PM.
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Leukemia Foundation, St. Romuald Church or a charity of choice
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