BESSEMER CITY - Jack Leonard Richard, 89, of Gastonia, passed away Feb. 13, 2014, at home.
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He was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Lincoln County to the late Charlie L. and Mamie Mull Richard Pruitt.
Jack was the owner of Richard Machine Company, Inc., Gastonia, a former member of First Wesleyan Church, Gastonia for forty years, and a member of Ragan Wesleyan Church. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy.
Jack is survived by his son Ricky Richard, Sr. and wife Jean of Bessemer City; grandson Ricky Richard Jr. and wife Leann; twin great-grandchildren Jacob and Lyndsay Richard.
His graveside service will be private.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sisk-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services.
He is preceded in death by his wife Jennie Fraley Richard of 57 years and brother, Paul Richard.
To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com.
Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.
Sisk-Butler Funeral Home
PO Box 366
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 15, 2014