March 28, 2001 ~ August 4, 2021

Born in: Glasgow, Kentucky
Resided in: Scottsville, Kentucky

Thomas “Tommy Tugboat” England Anthony Richey, 20, of Scottsville passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital. Tommy was born in Glasgow on March 28, 2001, the son of Michael Richey (Martha) and Crystal Michelle Thomas. He succeeded at work as a Security Officer, through Kobe Aluminum Automotive. He was a very hard worker and loved his job and co-workers. Tommy had an irresistible smile and everyone who knew him, loved him. He enjoyed gaming, talking, and laughing with his friends. He was a very exceptional person and wanted to make people smile. He was a 2019 graduate of BCHS and member of Temple Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Justin Richey (Megan) of Glasgow, KY and Aaron Richey (Mylaka) of Glasgow, KY; two step brothers, Tyler & Nathen Painter; grandparents, Tony & Sondra Richey of Glasgow, KY, Jim & Ruth Whitlock of Joplin, MO, Lonnie & Lillian Shelton of Weaubleau, MO, and DiaNell & Bob Burton of Lexington, KY; great grandparent, James & Olene Richey of Glasgow, KY; nieces and nephews, Madelyn Richardson, Addilyn Richey, Chase Garrison, and Granger Richey; aunts and uncles, Letha Grant, TA & Britney Jackson, Crystal & Derik James, Chris & Heather Burton, Amy Burton and Toni Walden; special friends, Christian Robinson, Jordan Kirby, Kristen Kirby, and Jakeb Walden (Special friend & cousin); also Jaime McMillan “Mama Mac” the most specialist teacher. And his fur baby, Minnie; several cousins and his extended family also survive.

Funeral service will be 2:00pm Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Merry Oaks Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 12:00pm until 8:00pm and on Wednesday morning until time for the service at the funeral home. A.F. Crow is honored to be entrusted with the care of Tommy Richey. Please share your condolence with the family at

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  1. Michael Aaron and Justin so sorry for your loss Tommy reminded me alot of me loved to cut up and have a great time I worked with Tommy for a short time at kobe aluminum. I will be thinking of you all in the upcoming weeks God bless your family.

  2. So very sorry for your loss
    Of your young man
    Prayers going out to each of you
    May God place his loveing hands on you all and give you comfort
    God only Picks the Best

    • Sorry for your loss, Tommy was a great person, I hadn’t found out his real name until he passed. But I played role play games with him, particularly Garrys Mod Santon, he loved to RP Officer, and sometimes bandit. I have a video here, which contains some profanity, but you can hear Thomas Richey, so full of life and love. I will not forget him. He went by Marcus in games. Saddens me, can happen to anyone. Thanks China.

  3. Sending love, and my thoughts to the family. I went to school with tommy.. you will be missed forsure.

  4. We are so very sorry, prayers for you all for the days ahead, love Sammy & Jo Ellen Perkins

  5. So sorry for your loss, prayers for peace and comfort in the days and weeks to come. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  6. I remember seeing Tommy at school since elementary school and he always had the biggest smile on his face. Prayers for the family and everyone close to him. Another angel gone too soon

  7. I am so sorry for your loss, Tommy was able to make me laugh even if it was a horrible day! He was a great guy!! Praying for you and your family!

  8. I can’t believe such a genuine person and someone who could light a room with laughter and make your day a hundred percent better just by being in his presence in class could be gone so soon. So sorry for your families loss.

    • I’m so sorry for your loss.. He was an amazing person and always made school a much brighter place. Rest In Peace.

  9. I am very sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. We need to treasure the moments as life can end so suddenly. With my sympathy and prayers for each of you.

  10. Michael and family, I am so very very sorry for your loss. I can imagine your unbelievable pain during this time. Your strength and your steadfast love for the Lord is inspiring. I will continue to pray for all of you.

  11. Tommy will never be forgotten and loved forever. I’m so sorry for your loss and wish your family the best and for a healthy and safe future.

  12. Richey Family: So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers through the coming days.

  13. We are so very sorry for the loss of Tommy. Our thought and prayers are with you all.

    Love, Rodney, Samie Jo, Gabriel, and Alexzander Farrar.

  14. You are one of the the good ones sweet Tommy, I miss seeing you. Fly high, Rest In Peace, I’ll send you a whisper if I ever get another car. Love ya, kid❤️

  15. So very sorry for your loss, Tommy was a great kid that turned into a wonderful caring man. the world is at a loss. Prayers continue to fly high for the family.

  16. We are so sorry in your loss. Tommy was such a loving person. Prayers and hugs❤️🙏

  17. Sorry for your loss. Tommy went to school with our daughter. He was so involved. Tommy had a very sweet soul. Prayers for you and your family in up coming days. God Bless.

  18. Heaven has gained another angel. Life is so not fair, but the Lord had better plans for you. I never saw you or a picture of you where you were not smiling. I know you will be missed by so many.❤

  19. Michael, Crystal, family and friends.
    Oh me! I cannot imagine what you all are going through! There are know words that is going to make this any easier but please know my husband and I are praying for you all. Just try to remember that God has a plan and you all have an angel watching over you.

  20. So sorry to hear the loss of your son! I now it won’t be easy! Hold on to memories, picture snd videos! Prayers for you all! May God wrap his arms around you all!!!

  21. Sending prayers for comfort.

    Tommy was such a kind and fun young man. He made me laugh daily at work as would jokingly say, “here comes the slacker”! I will miss his smiles and ribbing.

    May God provide you strength during this difficult season.

  22. Truly sorry for this loss to all immediate & extended families. May God bring comfort during this time & the days to come…

  23. Holding you close in thought and prayer. He”ll be waiting for you at the GOLDEN GATE. What a joy to know there are better things ahead……LaVerne Pennycuff

  24. I am so sorry for your loss, we do not want our children to go before us, but God gave them to us and sometimes he wants then back, Now they are in his beautiful garden . My prayers are with you

  25. You will sure be missed tommy! Loved when we always hung out and school I hate your fine so soon rest easy!!!🙏🏻

  26. Richey Family: We were so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. He had a wonderful heart and personality that simply lit up the world around him. I so enjoyed having him in VBS at Temple Hill.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you lay him to rest. Much Love,

  27. Missing you are already so much! Love you Tommy and I will meet you again one day in that heavenly home! Rest easy my sweet grandson, love from Nana!

  28. Toni & Jakeb, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both, your brother and rest of the family.

  29. So sorry for your loss. Praying that God surrounds you with His love and comfort.

  30. I worked at Kobe for several months and looked forward to seeing Tommy’s smiling face each day. He was truly a blessing and a very caring young man who always cheered me up if I was having a tough day. Such a wonderful young man and I am so very sorry for your loss.

  31. May you all be comforted by God & he will
    by your side during this process the days now as well as future. Such a sweet family always full of smiles, loves & open arms.

  32. Most won’t know this but to us you were MarkzHype. Even if we never got to meet in person you were one of my best friends. You were there through my struggles, meeting Steph and will be missed at our wedding dearly.

    You watched my channel for years, you looked after the channel for years. You were such a huge part of my life and Steph’s.

    You will forever be missed, forever be loved. Good Bye Tommy.

    Signed – theWEIRDcouple (saving you those ketchup chips)

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