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Richard Lee Ailsworth Sr.

RICHARD LEE AILSWORTH SR. On September 10, 1937, in Natchez, Mississippi, Richard Lee Ailsworth was born to the union of John and Willie Dell Ailsworth, who preceded him in death. Richard departed this life on June 1, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Gloria Mae Ailsworth; daughters, Patricia Ann, Wanda Faye and Joyce Denise, all formerly of Oakland, California. He is survived by daughter, Betty Lee Ailsworth of Oakland, California; sons, Richard Lee Ailsworth Jr. of Oakland, California, Kenneth Darrell Ailsworth of Sacramento, California; brother, Franklin Ailsworth of Oakland, California; sisters, Lillian Owens of Oakland, California and Georgia Wilson of Antioch, California; brother, John Ailsworth Jr. "Jukebox" preceded him in death. Twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends are left to cherish his memory. Known to many as "the dog man" for his love for his dogs and his dedicated work at K9 Protective Services, Richard will always be cherished and never forgotten. Visitation begins on Friday, June 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and a funeral service on Saturday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m. at C.P. Bannon Mortuary, 6800 International Blvd., Oakland.

Published in Inside Bay Area on June 8, 2006
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