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Dale Richards

Dale Richards of Malakoff, TX passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Dale was born to his parents Ralph Richards and mother Jane Stauffer.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife; Caroline Richards, and step-son; Clayton Speake.
He is survived by his son; John and wife Anna Richards, step-daughter; Jacqueline Beames, step-son; Tommy Speake, grandchildren; Jack Richards, Mary Richards, Alex Richards, Justin Gresham, and Ashley Gresham.
Dale was a member of the Malakoff Masonic Lodge, and an advocate of the Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club.
A memorial service will be held at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home Saturday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial Service

10:30 am Saturday, October 20, 2018
Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home
403 E. Royall Blvd.
Malakoff, Texas, United States

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I never got to say goodbye. I have read the beautiful tributes written about you, I recognize d the kind person in those tributes. I remember your first CB radio and your handle OAKMAN. Your voice was distinct. You found peace. Love to you, MMR.

Mary Margaret Robershaw Apr 6 2019 12:00 AM

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Don Darter Oct 19 2018 12:00 AM

I See You've Traveled Some Wherever you may chance to be; wherever you may roam: far away in foreign lands or just at Home, Sweet Home; It always gives you pleasure, it makes your heart strings hum just to hear the words of cheer - "I see you've traveled some." When you get the brother's greeting and he takes you by the hand, it thrills you with a feeling you cannot understand. You feel that bond of brotherhood; that tie that's sure to come when you hear him say in a friendly way, "I see you've traveled some." And if you are a stranger in a strange land, all alone If fate has left you stranded, dead broke and far from home, if a stranger stops and takes your hand, it thrills you - makes you dumb, when he says with a grip of fellowship, "I see you've traveled some." And when your final summons comes to take a last long trip. Adorned with Lambskin Apron white and gems of fellowship. The Tiler at the Golden Gate with square and rule and plumb will size up your deeds and say "Walk in, I see you've traveled some."

Steve Woods "KO4BG" Oct 19 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss I worked with Dale and I will miss him dearly. I will miss him an Lacy coming in the office that Lacy always put a smile on Dales face he took really good care of her, Dale was a good friend to us here at Tucker Oil my condolences to the family he will be missed here at work RIP Mr. Richards :(

Josie Villanueva Oct 19 2018 12:00 AM

RIP Dale and thank-you for many great QSO's on the 7158 group over the last ten years. I will miss your character mate and all the fondest wishes to your family and friends during this sad time. Chris VK2SR/VK5CC- EX VK1GG

Chris Carroll Oct 16 2018 12:00 AM

73 & 99 Dale

Roger - W3DWD Oct 15 2018 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to you all. Dale was quite a character I really enjoyed our chats on the radio he will be sorely missed. Respectively yours John (G1OSI)

John Nicholson Oct 15 2018 12:00 AM

I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family of Dale Richards. I conversed with Dale on many occasions via amateur radio. He was a fine gentleman and will be missed. 73's Dale.

Hilton Turner Oct 14 2018 12:00 AM

Dale was a very fine gentleman. He was an amateur radio friend for many years. He was always trying to help others with a myriad of issues and problems. I will miss his voice on the radio and telephone very much. Years ago while working in Tyler TX, I would stop by headed back to Salado on a Friday evening, his wife would make me a snack and let me take a quick nap on their couch.....before proceeding down the dark back roads of Texas. Recently when his wife passed I dropped him a card and he thanked me..... he was that kind of man..... as a physician occasionally he would call me and ask a question about his care at the VA and give me updates. I enjoyed those calls. I will think of him often. He was a good friend and will be greatly missed.

Peter W Eaton Oct 14 2018 12:00 AM

RIP Brother , you will be missed from the 48 group , alont with your morning trips to get breakfast , you always made me hungry when you said you were on your way to the restaurant. Now you can be with Caroline eternally 73 WB5MG

Tom Patrick Oct 11 2018 12:00 AM

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