Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Willie Earl Richie
May 2, 2018
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A Celebration of Life for Willie Earl Richie, 68, of Longview, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in the sanctuary of Longview Baptist Temple in Longview with Pastor Bob Gray, Sr and Pastor Bob Gray, II officiating. Interment will follow in the Danville Cemetery. Willie Earl went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Longview.

Willie Earl was born on August 22, 1949, in Grand Saline to Earl B. and Patsy L.B. Richie. He graduated from high school, Willie Earl worked as a farm hand hauling hay, driving tractors and caring for cattle. He had been a faithful member of Longview Baptist Temple for more than 25 years. Willie Earl loved people and serving others. He served in various capacities at “his” church, maintenance crew, bus ministry and especially greeting fellow worshippers as they entered the church for services. Wherever he was he was smiling, inviting people to church and offering everyone on of his famous hugs. Willie Earl will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives he has touched.

Left to cherish his memory are his siblings, Patsy Marie Richie Jones of Kilgore, Bobby Dale Richie of Longview; nieces and nephews, Hank Jones, Jr of Iowa Park, Frankie York and her husband Tim of Gladewater, Valerie Jones of Longview, Michelle Jones of Longview; aunt, Martha Fambrough of Tyler; caregivers and friends Lawrence and Diana Ayres of Longview. Also, left to carry on his legacy are numerous cousins, friends and church family.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 4 until 6.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Willie Earl’s name to Longview Baptist Temple, 2200 W. Loop 281, Longview, Tx, 75604 or www.lbtministries.com.

Willie Earl Richie
May 2, 2018
Visitation Schedule
Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore
401 North Martin Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
4p - 6p
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Service Schedule
A Celebration of Life
Longview Baptist Temple
2200 W. Loop 281
Longview, TX  75604
Thursday, May 10, 2018
2 pm
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Burial Schedule
Danville Cemetery
Danville Rd.
Kilgore, TX  75662
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Memorial Contributions
Longview Baptist Temple
2200 W. Loop 281
Longview, TX 75604




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