Michael Earl Richards, Sr.

June 23, 1959 - March 15, 2017
Michael Earl Richards, Sr.


Michael Earl Richards, Sr., age 57, of Castle Hayne, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in New Hanover County on June 23, 1959.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, L.R. Rivenbark and Peggy Elizabeth Rivenbark.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Ward Richards, children Michael Richards, Glenda, April Locklear, Johnny (Angie) Dickerson, Jessie (Caroline) Dickerson, Chris (Shannon) Dickerson, and James (Samantha) Cassell, brother Phillip (Debbie) Richards, and 9 grandchildren.

Mike’s passion was fishing and spending time with his family, especially his brother Phil.

Michael worked as a supervisor overseeing the erection of steel in the construction industry.

No services are planed at this time.

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  • March 16, 2017
    Lancey Rivenbark lit a candle:
    Lit since March 16, 2017 at 3:20:34 PM

  • March 17, 2017
    Kenny and Wilma Lynch says:
    WIlma and I send our heartfelt love to all the family during this time.

  • March 17, 2017
    Angelique Cassell says:
    Remembering the best times with you papa! I miss you so much. Hard to believe Wednesday you left to a better place. You actually didn't leave you are still in a my heart no matter what I promise. Remembering the small little talks you used to have with me about what I want to be when I grew up, or playing ball outside, riding bikes. I understand you wanted everybody to be happy when you left, but the after fact of knowing you aren't exactly here to talk to even though I can still talk to you No matter what. Well papa I love you I'll see you ont he other side.

  • March 18, 2017
    Robert and April Patterson says:
    Sending loving thoughts and prayers to the entire family. We hope you find peace and comfort with each other and with the lord. God bless.

  • March 18, 2017
    Terry Ambroselli says:
    I remember times Mike came into the convenience store where I worked years ago, and had a cup of coffee n some conversation. Sometimes little Mike in tow. I remember how fortunate I felt it was for Teeny and her boys to have him in their lives. My sincere condolences to everyone close to him. I know he will be missed.