Hal Eugene Richard, of Warsaw, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne at the age of 65.
He was born on Dec. 15, 1957, in Lakeville, to Anna Belle (Smith) Richard and Dale Eugene Richard. Hal was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, where he was a 1976 graduate of Warsaw High School and attended various churches in the community. Later in Hal’s life, he found his greatest joy, Jessica, whom he considered his daughter, and her four children, Ryland, Karson, Mckenna and Averi, who called him Papaw Hal. Hal overcame many struggles throughout his life, but he always came back to his faith.
Hal worked for Pancake House, International Friendship House, Walmart and Jay Petroleum, always a familiar face wherever he worked. He also ventured into his own business, LifeStyle Grocery in Winona Lake, before he retired. He enjoyed model trains and walking. Hal will forever be remembered as a loving brother and friend to many.
He leaves behind his three brothers, Ron (Sara) Richard, Rising Sun, James (Carolyn) Richard, Bloomington, and Jerry (Sheryl) Richard, Knoxville, Tenn.; and two sisters, Gale (Dennis) Shireman, Delaware, Ohio, and Dianna (Mike) Sellers, Pierceton. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Nancy.
Hal will be laid to rest with his parents at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, with a private family graveside service. The family will gather together later to privately celebrate Hal’s life. Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.