Richard Eugene Retherford
ANDERSON -- Richard Eugene Retherford, 79, of Anderson, passed away on Nov. 19, 2019, at his residence.
He was born on March 3, 1940, the son of William and Ruth Retherford in Elwood.
Richard worked in machine repair for Brockway Glass.
He was a member of Linwood Christian Church and had served as a volunteer firefighter for the Lapel Fire Department for several years.
Richard is survived by his sons, Scott Retherford and Barry (Teresa) Retherford; stepdaughters, Karen Murphy (Sherry Thompson) and Kathy Retherford; grandchildren, Brittiany J. Luttrell, Amanda S. (Jacob) King, and Michael (Megan) Murphy Sr.; great-grandchildren, Madison (Bryce) Luttrell, Michael Murphy Jr. and Abigail Murphy.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the employees and friends that he ate lunch with at Ponderosa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ruth Retherford; loving wife, Shirley J. Retherford, who passed away Oct. 11, 2019; and his beloved pet, Brutus.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at the funeral home with Pastor John Ray officiating. Burial will take place in East Maplewood Cemetery.
Published on November 28, 2019


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Lou Ann Cummins
Nov 30, 2019
Sending my sincere sympathy to the family of Richard Retherford. He was a sweet man of God. I will cherish the memories of the last twenty years. God bless your family with peace & comfort each day. Love & prayers to all.