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February 23, 2024

Joseph “Arnold” Richey

Joseph “Arnold” Richey

Joseph “Arnold” Richey, 88, of Hickory, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Carolina Caring.

He was born on February 16, 1930, in Caldwell County, to the late Moses Prater and Fannie Estelle Frye Richey. He was a member of Shiloh Lutheran Church and served in the Army during the Korean Era.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Pauline Bowman Richey; a brother, Quez Richey; and two sisters, Blanche Richey and Lucy Little.

Those left to cherish his memory include his two sisters, Ruth Hall and Vestie Surette; two sons, Chris Richey and wife Kathy, and Bradley Richey and wife Candy; grandsons, Jamie Richey, Joey Richey, Kyle Richey and wife Ashleigh, and Morgan London and wife Angela; and two great-granddaughters, Lilly and Summer.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Shiloh Lutheran Church from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. David Hefner officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Chris Richey, Bradley Richey, Jamie Richey, Joey Richey, Kyle Richey, and Morgan London. Honorary pallbearer is Lilly Richey.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Arnold’s caregivers, Sandra, Katherine, and Brenda.

In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to Carolina Caring at 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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1 Comment

  1. Kim Bowman Russell on November 13, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    To the Richey Family, my deepest sympathy. I just read about Arnold. I’m so very sorry. I always thought the world of him and Pauline. They were both my Sunday school and Bible school teachers several times during our growing years at Shiloh. I learned a lot from them and remember having lots of laughs with them over the years. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

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