Col. Jerry D. Richards, Ret.
FAIRHOPE, ALA. -- Col. Jerry D. Richards, USAF (Ret) of Fairhope, Ala. died Nov. 18, 2013 in Fairhope. He was formerly of Trumann, was a Memphis State University graduate where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity and the MSU football team. He retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force after serving 26 years of service to his country. He was born in Trumann to the late Floyd and Opal Richards. He is survived by his wife, Colleen; children, Suzan Adele (David) Otwell, David Winters Richards, and Jeri Ann (Bob) Mearns; step-daughter Connie Bradsher; grandchildren, Gordon Blair Zeller, Charlee Lynn and Devin Winters Richards, Mary Katharine McDowell; step grandchildren, Audrea Baker and son Zachery; and one sister Connie Sue (Lee) Byrd. He will be interred next to his first wife, Suzanne, in a private service at St. John's Episcopal Church December 27. His time on this earth was well served and he has now reached out and touched the face of God.