NEWARK — A memorial service for Austin Carl Richards Jr., 63, of Newark, will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Northside Baptist Church, 595 Goosepond Road, with Pastor Tim Carr officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
Mr. Richards, a retired laborer for ECO Labs, passed away Feb. 23, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born April 16, 1947, in Mount Vernon, the son of Austin Carl and Emma Grace (Moran) Richards Sr. Mr. Richards served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Owens-Corning for 20 years. He worked for ECO Labs from 1997 to 2009. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Austin married Wilma Cutright. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his father, Austin Carl Richards Sr. of Utica; two sisters, Linda (Larry) Wright of Johnstown and Brenda (Tom) Atkins of Croton; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Austin’s name and memory may be made to Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., to help defray funeral expenses.
Friends may call at the church from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday prior to the service.
The Richards family requests that all guestbook condolences be signed at www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click obituaries/guestbook entry.