Gary L. Richey, 73, of Yulee passed away Saturday afternoon, September 8, 2018 as a result of the lethal lingering effects of Agent Orange which he was exposed to during his military service in Vietnam.
Mr. Richey was born July 16, 1945 in Indianapolis, IN and moved to Yulee in 1996 from Jacksonville, FL.
He was a graduate of IUPUI University. He was a Vietnam Veteran who served from 1964 to 1969 in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Richey enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, restoring old cars, golf, camping, horseback riding and boating. He and his wife, Sandra, were also professional County & Western dance instructors.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tabitha Lanette Richey Hurley, and a grandson, Nicholas Alexander Hurley who both passed away in 1992.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sandra K. Richey; his son and daughter in law, Anthony and Rebecca Richey; a sister, Darla Duhamell (Steve); grandchildren Angelleeya, Sabrina, Skylar and Blake; mother in law, Dorothy Hancock; brother in law, James F. Hancock; sisters in law Barbara Yount, Deborah Dulworth (Steve), and Cynthia Covert. Also surviving Mr. Richey are nieces Kimberly Clayton, Jennifer Seigel Leiza Scholl, Tami Covert, Faith Hancock; nephews, Timothy Covert, II, and James Anthony Hancock; four great nieces and three great nephews.
The family will receive friend from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Green Pine Funeral Home
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 14, at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father Jose Kallukalam, celebrant.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to The Parkinson's Foundation, www. http://parkinson.org/ways-to-give.