James A. Richards, 72

James A. Richards, 72, passed away on Jan. 4, 2021. He was born Oct. 25, 1948 in Muncie to Lemoyne and Doris Richards.

James was raised in Peru and graduated from Peru High School in 1967. James served in the United States Air Force for 24 years and was a Master Sergeant. He was an administrative clerk in the USAF for 24 years, and was an administrative clerk at Metro Community College for 14 years.

James enjoyed spending time with his family, reading, traveling, and walking. He was a quiet, kind and caring Christian man.

James married Cheryl Catey on June 20, 1970 and she survives. James is also survived by his sons, Bill (Jessica) Richards, Mike Richards, and Jason Richards; and his brother, Dave. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Neptune Society, where condolences may be shared at

Posted on 2021 Jan 12