James Allen “Jim” Richards

Born: 02/07/1958 Passed:

James Allen “Jim” Richards passed from this life January 10, 2022, following a brief illness. Born February 7, 1958, Jim was a lifetime resident of Canton, Ohio. He was Fleet Manager of Furbay Electric Oil and Gas for 30 years. Jim was a member and web designer of American Sportsman Club in East Canton, Ohio.  He will be remembered as a life-long learner and true renaissance man. He would dive into an interest, researching and practicing it exhaustively until proficiency was achieved. Jim’s skills and interests included welding, home and auto repair, landscaping, photography and computer technology. His most current interest was culinary. He delighted those around him with gourmet-quality food, artisan breads and instructional videos.

Jim was preceded in death by grandparents, Elmer and Mary Richards, Jesse and Audrey Stegall and mother, Patricia (Stegall) Richards.

He is survived by his wife, Sherryl Holland Richards; father, Robert Richards; siblings, Roberta (William) Uher, Terry (Anita) Richards; children, Matthew Richards, Jesse Richards and Tiffney (Andrew) Holland-Kerekes. He will be missed by grandchildren, Kirsten Richards, Trustyn Holland-Kerekes and countless other friends and family members.

A private family viewing will be held and in lieu of donations,  flowers can be sent to  Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville, Ohio.


4 Tributes to James Allen “Jim” Richards

  1. Sherrie Holland Richards says:

    To my snuggle bunny 🐰,Socrates, my teacher
    How do I begin to express the depth of our love That truly is now infinite Socrates, you were and still are such a deep thinker. The strong,silent type that you find most humbling for me to compare you with Gandal, the wizard, (who was a master of many things)from “The lord of the Rings” which we both enjoyed the marathon of watching several times throughout each year .
    Now my love , you sit there in Socrates cafe among your greatest philosophers , Aristotle,Socrates, and Plato conversing and sharing the secrets of the universe .
    Our Heavenly Father, YHWH (proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible) Jehovah
    Is smiling and giving you the 👍

    I love you Socrates Your andromeda star (galaxy) Sherrie

  2. Sherrie Holland Richards says:

    Morning sunshine
    Twenty-six years ago, you responded to my newspaper ad regarding loss of my glass slipper (my fairy tale)
    We met on a Friday September 23 1994 and we married one year later exact day.
    Neither of us knew what the other looked like (my second blind date that I married). We met at restaurant del rip (where Joann fabric now located. You had given a description: black suspenders, white shirt with cuff links. My eyes looking curiously around and saw the biggest smile and only hoped it was you that I was walking towards. Wow. Your BLue Eyes. And suspenders did it for me

    I had just purchased a new student study bible snd our conversation was immersed with your genuine knowledge of the Word

    Our wedding day was truly a Cinderella fairy tale with horse and carriage but thankfully it did not turn into a pumpkin. But every detail was precisely my dream on that day

    Like any marriage, we shared the good and the bad times but now I am left with all the beautiful memories
    You have taught me so much

    Love means never having to say you are sorry. There are no regrets. Except smelling your home bake bread ,Belgium waffles, etc including your fresh brewed artistic cappuccino that was part of weekend ritual

    Last week, Tiffany turned to me and said “mom, Jim did everything he wanted to do”. Her words honey were so profound and comforting. I thought and smiled.
    Yes sweet buns you truly did. You did NOT exist. You LIVED. And still do in the lives of everyone you encountered and I was most honored to be the one you chose to be my Better Half”

    P.S. je t’aime toujours


    Sent from my iPhone

  3. Allison says:

    Dear Sherrie,
    It is with profound sadness that I am reaching out to you upon learning of your loving husband’s passing.
    I remember very well the horse and white carriage that whisked the newlyweds away after your wedding ceremony. I can still picture your flower girl, my daughter Lauren, in her floral dress preceding you down the aisle where Jim waited for you.
    I am so sorry your fairy tale has come to an end.

    • Sherrie Holland Richards says:

      Thank you Allison for joining me down memory lane. We were so blessed to have Lauren as part of our wedding day.
      But my fairy tale continues every moment of every day in my heart ,yours,Lauren”s as well as everyone around him
      Jim now has a universal fan club following his utube food channel “Check this out” Can a truck driver cook.
      Thank you Allison for sharing

      Love ❤️ Sherrie

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