Obituary of William A Richards
William "Bill" Adolph Richards, Jr. of Weiser, Idaho, passed away on September 29, 2023 at home with his family by his side.
Bill was born on December 26, 1933 to parents William Adolph Richards and Nannie Elizabeth McElroy Richards in McRae, White County, Arkansas. Bill moved with his family in his early teens to central California where he graduated from LeGrand High School in 1952.
Bill was married to his first wife where they had moved to Hayward, California and had three children. He divorced and then married his second wife and had a son. He worked at the Ford plant in Fremont, California and later worked for AC Transit out of Oakland, California where he drove a public transit bus until 1988. After retiring, he moved to Delhi, California where he grew almonds for Blue Diamond.
In March 1989, he moved to Weiser, Idaho where he lived his retired life hunting, fishing and working in his garden. He was always ready to help anyone in need as he made many friends.
He is survived by his two sisters Imogene Cox and Velma Jane Killough, along with his four children Debra Marlene Fox, Dorothy Jean Rupp, Darryl Wesley Richards and William Valentine Richards, and "the love of his life" for thirty years, Mary Ellen Leffler.
He will be missed by all.
Graveside services will be held Friday, October 6, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William Richards, please visit Tribute Store