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Donald Lee Richards
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Obituary for Donald Lee Richards

DURHAM: Donald Lee Richards, 74, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion. He was born in Kingsport, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Dan Richards and Ruth Richards. He was also preceded in death by a son Chris Richards; a sister, Wilma Ford; and a brother, Jim Richards.

He retired from Eaton Corporation as a mechanical engineer.

Mr. Richards is survived by his wife, Lydia Brice Richards; a son, Jeff Richards; and a sister, Judy Brown.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 PM Friday, October 27, 2017 at Clements Funeral Chapel, Durham. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 to1:45 PM at Clements Funeral Home, Durham.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details


Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701


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