Earl H. Richey died peacefully on Wednesday July 22, 2020 at Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi, Michigan.
Earl was born on October 30, 1940 in Winn, Michigan, the son of Burdon and Katie Richey. Earl graduated from Shepherd High School, where he participated in drama and lettered in football, basketball, and track. He continued his education at Central Michigan University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and a Master of Arts Degree in Education.
On August 21, 1965, Earl married the love of his life, Ms. Mima Lee Heath. Together, they raised three children: Debora Lee (Edward) Carr, Neil Earl (Nicole) Richey, and Michael Heath (Paula) Richey.
Earl taught secondary accounting and mathematics. He coached cross country, football, and tennis, serving as the very first tennis coach for Chesaning High School. Earl retired from Chesaning Union Schools after 30 years of service in 1993. Earl was an active volunteer at his church and enjoyed tennis, gardening, camping, and spending winters with Mima at their seasonal residence in Florida.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings. He is survived by his wife and children, two brothers, and six grandchildren: LeeAnne and Earl Carr; Lily, Eli, Lauren and William Richey. Earl will be fondly remembered by many and live forever in our hearts.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2020 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Chesaning. Rev. Tim Woycik officiating. Burial will be in Homer Township Cemetery on Tuesday, July 28 at 2 p.m. Visitation will be at the Misiuk Funeral Home in Chesaning on Sunday from 2-7 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Following Covid 19 guidelines, masks must be worn and social distancing practiced at the funeral home and at the church. You may light a memorial candle or share a memory at misiukfuneralhome.com.
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