Harold ‘Bud’ Richards Jr., 50, Shobonier

Harold “Bud” Richards Jr., 50, of Shobonier, died at 12:44 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at the family residence.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Wilberton Cemetery in Shobonier, with the Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. No visitation was planned. Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: The family.

Mr. Richards was born on Jan. 10, 1959, in Vandalia, the son of Harold Sr. and Wilma Lofland Richards.

He was a logger for the family and a member of Overcup Baptist Church in rural Vandalia.

He is survived by daughters, Heather Atchison of Centralia, and Jessica and her husband Jeff Eckard of Vandalia; son, George Campbell of Shobonier; mother, of Shobonier; sisters, Lora Richards of Shobonier, Peggy and her husband Mike Collier of Shobonier, and Jackie Richards of Shobonier; brother, Michael Richards and his wife Jennifer of Vandalia; and grandchildren, Trenton Smith, Morgan Smith and Jared Eckard.

He was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother, David Richards.

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