Robert G. Richards

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Robert G. (Gregg) Richards, 70, died Thurs­day, Sept. 28, 2017, at North­west Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Ben­tonville, Ark. He was born March 16, 1947, in Tulsa, Okla. to Wil­liam H. Richards and Geral­dine Purvis Richards.

Af­ter serv­ing four years in the U.S. Air Force, in­clud­ing a tour of duty in Viet­nam, he re­turned to Tulsa, where he ran an HVAC busi­ness for 12 years. He moved with his fam­ily to the Ben­tonville/ Bella Vista area in 1987, work­ing in the re­frig­er­a­tion in­dus­try for an­other 20 years be­fore en­ter­ing semi-re­tire­ment as a home builder and in­struc­tor at NWACC.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and his brother, Wil­liam H. Richards Jr.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 50 years, Peggy; son, Rod; two sis­ters, Su­san Rode­bush and Sally Hen­drick­son; one brother, John Richards.

Cre­ma­tion was performed by the Bella Vista Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tory.

A cel­e­bra­tion of his life is planned for the spring. De­tails will be an­nounced later.

On-line con­do­lences may be made at www.fu­neral­ma­


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