HOULTON - Eric K. Richards Jr., 70, died December 21, 2014, at his home with his family at his side. He was born December 6, 1944 in Salisbury, NC, the son of Eric Sr. and Martha (Camp) Richards.
He was head chef of the United Methodist Church, where he prepared many church suppers. And in 2012, Eric was successful at organizing the 50th class reunion for the Hodgdon High class of '62, the only reunion they ever had. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt, fish and camp.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Brenda (Stover) Richards; 2 daughters, Susan Richards and Margaret Anne Richards, all of Houlton; 2 brothers, James Richards of Hodgdon, William Richards and his wife, Darlene of Dixfield and their 2 sons, Chris Richards and wife, Jeanne of Levant and Justin Richards of Orono; a sister, Margaret Casey and her husband, Mark of Houlton and her daughter, Sara and her daughter, Amira, son Nathan and his wife, Lindsay and their children, Alexandria and Dominic; a son, Jarrett of Bangor; sister-in-law, Frances Richards and her children, Michelle, her son Patrick and his wife, Cassie and their children, Samara and Wyatt. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Daniel, Michael, John.
Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Saturday, December 27 at the United Methodist Church, Houlton, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. with Rev. Victor Han officiating. Spring interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to Backpack for Kids, c/o United Methodist Church, 28 School Street, Houlton, ME 04730. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.