Michael Earl Richards, Sr.

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

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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 18, 2017
    J.K. Hall says:
    I'll miss Mike. Lots of great memories working with him. Mike was one of the main reasons CFM, Inc. was a successful business. Mike would always say "you get the job, we'll get it done". A positive, strong, very talented man. I know all will miss him. My condolences to Teeny and all the family. JK

  • March 18, 2017
    Gina Presciti White says:
    Remembering Michael Earl, as a Loving Uncle to my daughter Angelea Richards, he absolutely fell in love at first sight with her, and she him, a loving son, and brother, a father, a husband and my friend. I was imediately taken in by his family, who welcomed me with open arms. Sending my love and prayers to the Family, and loved ones he has left his legacy to. His gentle, fun loving, caring spirit lives on in our hearts and your life will be forever remembered by all of us with such love, and many times of laughter will bring a tear to my eyes. You will live on in my fond memories forevermore​. Fly high upon that mountain my friend until we meet again, and save us a good fishing spot buddy, Love Always Gina Presciti White and niece Angelea Richards, and Family