Billy Joe Richards, 88 of Tenaha

Billy Joe Richards, 88, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Center.


Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Enterprise Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating.


Mr. Richards was born September 24, 1929, in Shelby County, to Martin L. Richards and Reable K. Richards.  He proudly served in the United States Army.


He is survived by

Wife: Annie Ruth Richards of Tenaha



Edward Richards of Tenaha

Tracy Barr and husband, Steve, of Center

Martha Shelton of Joaquin

Billie Pritchett of Joaquin

Marty Pierce of Joaquin



Michelle Whiteside and husband, Darrell, of Center

Randall Pritchett and wife, Heidi, of Joaquin

Matthew Shelton and wife, Kim, of Chireno

Chad Barr and wife, Darby, of Center

Osha Myers and husband, Danny, of Joaquin

Jared Richards of Tenaha

Ashely Weir and husband, John, of Joaquin


16 Great Grandchildren


3 Great Great Grandchildren


Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends


Preceded in death by

Daughter: Beverly Pierce

Great Granddaughter: Monica Shultice

Parents: Martin L. Richards and Reable K. Richards

Siblings: E.B. Richards, Jerry Richards, Helen Tyler, Bonnie Jean Richards


Online condolences & tributes can be sent at

The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935