- December 18, 2019
Former Winter Garden resident Bobby Richards, 82, passed away the morning of Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at his home in Fort McCoy, Florida.
Bobby was born in Elba, Alabama, on Dec. 29, 1936. He was a resident of Winter Garden for the majority of his life, and he graduated from Lakeview High School in 1954. He worked at Continental Can in Winter Garden, where he retired after 32 years.
Bobby loved spending time in the woods, especially hunting with his kids. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He was very generous, and he would do anything he could to help others in need.
He is preceded in death by his father, Joe Richards; mother, Lorine Lashley; wife, Marianne Richards; and brothers, Billy and Burton Richards.
He is survived by his children, Lloyd (Tammy) Richards; Mike (Mel) Richards; Sandra (Daniel) Bell; James Richards; Tina Anderson; Bobbie (Jason) Gowland; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Fort McCoy Baptist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 17.