Arthur Claude Richey, age 84, passed away Monday, September 5, 2022, at Taylorsville House in Alexander County. Mr. Richey was born to the late Ray Richey and Floy Bell Benfield Richey in Alexander County on April 28, 1938. Arthur was the owner of Bethlehem Saddle Shop. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Mr. Richey loved horses and trading livestock. Before the passing of his wife, he became her caregiver and took wonderful care of her.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lorene Austin Richey, sisters, Tressie Setzer, Ollie Bell Austin, and Peggy Hollar.
Those left to cherish the memories of Arthur include his daughters, Roxanne Franklin (Brian), Dianne Green (Rodney), two sisters, Betty Bowman (Donald Lee), Katherine Davidson (Ronald), brothers, Glenn Ritchey, Johnny Ritchie (Melissa), Harvey Ritchey (Nancy), grandchildren, Zachary Franklin (Traci), Brittany Franklin, Jessie Green Morrison (Josh), great-granddaughter, Lynleigh Marie Morrison.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 8, 2022, in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery at 3:00 pm. Rev. Scott Good will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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