Thomas Albert Richards, 85, of Folkston, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 in Folkston. Thomas Albert Richards was born October 13, 1935 in Fernandina Beach, FL to the late Thomas William Richards and Josephine Silva Richards. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a faithful member of the Philadelphia Free Will Baptist Church in Folkston.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Gracie Herrin Richards; a daughter, Lori Lloyd Whitehead.
He is survived by his eight children, Teresa Bailey, Debbie (Doug) Barnes, Barbara (Chuck) Price, Ashley Richards, Tommy (Paula) Lloyd, Bo Richards, April Richards, and Tonya Richards; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
The family received friends Monday, November 16, 2020 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home Chapel in Folkston with Rev. Parnell Aldridge officiating. Burial followed in Homeland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Doug Barnes, Chuck Price, Dylan Keene, Shawn Sikes, Alva Morris, Kenneth Bailey, and Lawrence Everett.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston.