January 25, 1935 ~ November 19, 2022

Born in: Mt. Hermon, KY
Resided in: Temple Hill, KY

James Henry Richey, 87, of Temple Hill, KY, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. He was born in Mt. Hermon, Ky on January 25, 1935, to the late Millard H. Richey and Altie D. Davis Richey. James worked and retired from SKF after 30 years and was a member and Deacon at Temple Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years and 11 months, Shirley Olene Mutter Richey of Temple Hill; two sons, Tony Richey (Sondra) of Temple Hill, and Tim Richey (Vicki) of Rocky Hill; five grandchildren, Michael Richey (Martha), Crystal James, Toni Richey Walden, T.A. Jackson (Britney), and Heather Heck (Michael); fourteen great grandchildren, Justin Richey (Megan), Clay Williams (Kelsey), Aaron Richey, Ashton & Evan Rock, Ava & Aiden Jackson, Jakeb Walden, Lyla & Nettie James, Henry & Charlotte Heck, Nathan & Tyler Painter; three great great grandchildren, Maddie, Addi, and Granger, and expecting a great great granddaughter in December, Lydia Claire Richey; one siter, Virginia Ann Bowman of Louisville and his pet cat, Toby; several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a great grandson, Tommy Richey, and his in -laws, Jewell & Nell Mutter.

His greatest accomplishments include his gardens, his honeybees, his genealogy research, and his John Deere Tractor Collection.

Funeral service will be 1:00pm Wednesday, November 23rd at the Temple Hill Baptist Church with burial in the Poplar Log Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2:00pm – 8:00pm at the A.F. Crow Funeral Home, and on Wednesday from 10:00am until time for the service at the temple Hill Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, family request that donations be made to the Temple Hill Baptist Church. A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Richey. Please share your condolence with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. So sorry for your loss.My heart and prayers are with all the family.Tim, it saddens my heart,your Dad was a good person.I will miss visiting him at NHC.God Bless!

  2. Olene, I’m so sorry to hear about James. I’ll be praying for you and the family in the days and months to come.

  3. Pop was such a blessing everytime I seen him. Always smiling. I am sorry for your families loss. It is an honor to have known him.

  4. We are sorry to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful Christian man. He always had a smile on his face everytime I saw him. I love you Olene.

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