Richard Lee Persley, age 74, of Casco Township died on June 8, 2013, due to complications with Alzheimer's. He died peacefully with Joann Miller, Diane Volrich and Don Volrich at his side. Richard worked at Ford for over 39 years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and four wheeling. He leaves behind Joann Miller, his significant other for nearly 40 years, his two sons, Richard Allen Persley and Scott Persley and his granddaughter, Katherine Lee Ann Persley. Arrangements handled by Young Funeral Home, E. China, Mich. Burial arrangements have been made at Hillside Cemetery, in China Township, Mich.