Richard James Comer, born September 20, 1929, in Jackson, Tennessee, joined Our Father in Heaven on May 27, 2017. He was the son of Vinson and Bertha Comer, who preceded him in death. Richard James Comer came to Gary, Indiana, as a child, where he became a lifetime resident. A graduate of Froebel High School, Class of 1948, he joined the U.S. Army upon graduation. A lifelong learner, he attended Purdue University and Indiana University, NW, receiving both his Bachelors of Science and Master's in Public Administration. Richard James Comer loved Gary, His life was dedicated to enhancing, educating, and empowering others while encouraging young professionals to bring their talents home and know their history. Richard James Comer was preceded in death by three brothers. Ozell, Vinson , and Maurice, his high school sweetheart and loving wife, Ruth Marie Dennie-Comer and his long time loving wife and friend, Dr. Marian Wilson-Comer. He is survived by children Denise Comer (Major) Dillard, Michael James (Jennifer) Comer, Lezlie Wilson-Thompson, and Samuel (Joan) G. Wilson, grandchildren Erin, Lauren (Anthony J.), Lorenzo, Russell, Karyn, Tatiana, Kayce, Dominique, and Channel, great grands Jayden and Anthony Russell, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also his very dear "brother" Robert Green. Visitation Sunday June 4, 2017 from 12-8:00p.m. with Family hours 6-8:00p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Funeral services Monday, June 5, 2017 with a Church Viewing at 9 am, Service at 11:00 am. at First Baptist Church 626 West 21st Avenue. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.