James Ladson "Jim" Richards Sr.

James 'Jim' Richards Sr.

KANNAPOLIS - Mr. James "Jim" Ladson Richards Sr., 93, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Mr. Richards was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Charlotte, the youngest and last surviving child of the late William Sikes Richards and Mamie Matilda Patrick Richards.

Mr. Richards was a World War II veteran and served from June 6, 1941, to Nov. 1, 1945. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army's Anti-Aircraft Division in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Richards was employed by Cannon Mills Company for many years and was a supervisor at Plant 1 in Kannapolis in the Distribution Center.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers; five sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 68 years, Bertha S. Richards; daughter Barbara J. Richards; and son James "Laddie" Ladson Richards Jr., all of Kannapolis.

Services: A funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Robert Earnhardt officiated. Entombment followed at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis.

Remembrances for the family may be made at www.ladysfuneralhome.com.

Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. Richards.

Published in Salisbury Post on Feb. 10, 2013