Charles David Richards

January 11, 2023

Charles David Richards, 57, “Charlie or Dewbaby” as some knew him, passed away suddenly December 29, 2022.

He was born August 24, 1965, in Pine Bluff, to Jo Ann and Charles Derwood Richards.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Doyle and Mona Pettit and Ike and Elsie Richards. Also, Uncle Doyle Jr., and Patsy Pettit, Ike Richards Jr., Billy Jo Richards, and Aunt Mary Ruth Richards Watson.

Charles David was an avid hunter, fisherman, bowler, softball player, and die-hard Dallas Cowboys football fan!

He was a 1984 graduate of England HS where he played basketball, baseball, and football. He played football for the UCA Bears until 1985 when he sustained a knee injury.

He is survived by his soulmate of 10 years, Ruth Ellen Bullock Richards whom he had a high school crush on and dated at UCA; children Megan Richards of Stuttgart, Chelsea (Nathan) Persons of Humphrey, Neil and Sierra Wiethorn of Dallas, GA; grandchildren Kacie Jo and Tilden Persons; Uncle Jerry and Kathy Pettit of Coy, AR, Billy and Chelo Pettit of North Little Rock, AR, Vicki (late Dwight) Pettit of Pensacola, FL, and Sheila (late Jimmy) Cannon of Whitehall, AR.

Anyone who knew Charlie, more than likely knew him as Dewbaby. He received that nickname when he was a kid and it stuck all these years later. For years he played coed softball across the state, where he met many lifelong friends.

Visitation was held at Roller Funeral Homes England, AR on Monday January 2, 2023 from 5-7 PM. The Funeral Service was held at Landmark Baptist Church in England at on January 3, 2023, with burial held at Crocketts Bluff Cemetery following the service.

Memorials can be made to: Landmark Baptist Church, P. O. Box 177 Hwy 165, England, AR, 72046.