Richard D. Betts

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Funeral service for Richard D. Betts, 62, will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 7, 2015, at Collier-Butler Chapel. The Rev. Ernest Campbell and the Rev. Kenneth Lasseter will officiate with burial to follow at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Richard graduated from Saks High School and received an Associates Degree in Computer Science from GSCC. His hobbies included geneology and Auburn Football. Richard has been a member of Rainbow City Lions Club for 26 years. He also served as District Governor, Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer for Lions International. Next to God and family, Richard loved the Lions Club where he could serve his fellow man. Richard was a past employee of Gulf States Steel and was presently employed by BAE Systems as an electrical engineer and as Financial Secretary for Local Union. He was a member of Old Harmony Baptist Church. Richard was preceded in death by his father, Arthur N. Betts. He is survived by his wife, best friend and love of his life, Janice Fry Betts; daughters, Angie Loucks (Dee) and Lindsey Betts; son, Jason Betts; mother, Maxine Betts; brothers, Gerald and Don Betts (Penny); grandchildren, Kaleb Lackey, Konner Loucks, Alex and Alyssa Betts and Julie Mabrey. Pallbearers will be nephews. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the , Southeastern Diabetes Education Services or Rainbow City Lions Club. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.collier-butler.com
Published in The Anniston Star from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Collier-Butler Funeral Home
824 Rainbow Drive | Gadsden, AL 35901 | (256) 543-2140
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