Earnest Central Richards, 75, of Stanley, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Winchester Medical Center.
He was born on Sept. 8, 1944, in Luray and was a son of the late Earnest Leonard Richards and Thelma C. Dean Whitehead.
On June 4, 1965, he married Joan Galloway Richards, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Vanessa Deavers of Rileyville, Earnest Tina Sparta of Pulaski, and Constance Joy Richards of Montana; two sons, Ricky Central Richards of Stanley, and Anthony Dwaine Richards of New Market; two brothers and two sisters of Page County; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
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