Walter Richards

Walter Sanford Richards, 70, left this life and entered into his eternal reward Monday, Dec. 30, 2019.

He was a native of Southwest Louisiana and a Minister of the Gospel. Walter was proud to serve his country as a Veteran of the United States Army. His passions were people and home Bible Studies. Walter found great joy in outreach ministry. Family was always important to him; one of the last messages he preached was on Family. He also enjoyed fishing and attempting golf with his sons.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Katherine Robinson Richards, of Vinton; four children, Katrina Richards Mills and husband John “TJ” Mills of West Virginia, Alison Richards Foster and husband Jeremy of Kinder, Scott Richards of Lake Charles and John Richards of Vinton; five grandchildren, Brett Dulin, Jordan Loria, Elijah Foster, Hannah Foster and Chloe` Richards; sister Doris Alexander of DeQuincy; and brother, Bill Richards of Lake Charles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Warren Richards and Mattie Stephens Richards; five siblings, Betty Richards, Sam Richards, Joanne Covert, Judy Richards and Bobby Ray Richards.

A Celebration of his life was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at Breath of Life Ministries, 3700 Proctor St, Port Arthur, Texas. Burial followed at 2:30 p.m. in Big Woods Cemetery of Edgerly. Visitation was held at the church from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, and resumed Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service.

Services were entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy.

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