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William Addison "Bill" Richmond

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William Addison "Bill" Richmond Obituary
William Addison "Bill" Richmond

Visalia - William Addison "Bill" Richmond passed away July 15, 2018 at Magnolia Assisted Living in Visalia, where he had been in full nursing care since May. The oldest of three, Bill was born on January 12, 1935 in Brownstown, Indiana to his parents William Lynn Richmond and Lucille Clapesattle.

He moved frequently as a young man because of his Navy father turned minister. He graduated high school in Daley City, California and enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after, beginning as a recruiter and finishing twenty years later as a meteorologist. He spent time stationed overseas in both peacetime and during the Vietnam war.

After retirement he settled in Tulare, California to begin an Accounting and Tax Business that flourished for another twenty years. A forward thinker, he was one of the first to utilize computerized payroll processing. He sold his payroll service and moved into Financial Planning, and only closed that business in 2017. Bill enjoyed helping people.

Bill was a Mason, a member of Kiwanis, and active in the community. He really enjoyed singing and also performing in local plays. He liked to travel and loved Hawaii and the Sierra Nevadas.

He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church for many years and served as their treasurer. Bill even took classes and became ordained as someone who "could bury but not marry". More recently, he and his wife Nora were members of First Lutheran Church in Tulare

Bill is survived by his younger brother, Arthur Dale Richmond, his wife of thirty-four years, Nora Richmond, his first wife of twenty-five years, Dorothy June Richmond, his children William Mark Richmond and Joy McGuire, his step-children, Sue Cottrell, Janice Gabler, and Rick Gabler, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was loved and respected by many and will be missed, may he rest in peace.
Published in Tulare Advance-Register & Visalia Times-Delta on Aug. 11, 2018
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