Clifton Richard, 65, of Cecilia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 18, 2013, with his family by his side at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
Mr. Richard was born April 14, 1947, in Shepherdsville to James and Melvina Richard and married his wife, Debra, 42 years ago.
Clifton was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mildren Ashbaugh; and one brother, Roger Richard.
He had worked for Clark service stations in Louisville for many years as a security guard.
"Clifton will be loved and missed by his family until we are reunited in Heaven."
He is survived by his wife, Debra Sidebottom Richard; two daughters, Melvina (Sweet Pea) Richard, and Denise (Troy) Keesee; a brother, Wesley Richard; four grandchildren, Kristina Weaver, Debra Weaver, Anthony Weaver and Baylee Keesee; and three great-grandchildren, Darian Bryant, Jaiden Veach and Cayden Shrouder.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Steve Hill officiating. Burial follows in Rough Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Howevalley.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and continues from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.