Breckenridge Texan

John Richey

John Richey
May 01
09:06 2018

John Richey, 77, passed from this life to the next on Monday, April 30, 2018. Funeral service with Rev. Rex Boggs officiating will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 1:03 p.m. at Gunsight Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Breckenridge Cemetery under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.

John Harvey Richey Jr. was born on November 27, 1940, in Abilene, Texas, to John Harvey “Jack” Richey Sr. and Mildred Samford Richey. He graduated from Hamlin, Texas, High School and then McMurry University. He had been a teacher, coach, and school administrator in Plains, Ozona, Jayton, and Breckenridge. He married Rayma Lemons on June 2, 2012, in Gardendale, Texas. John was an ordained deacon of the First Baptist Church of Breckenridge in 2008, and then was a member of the Gunsight Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Rayma Richey of Breckenridge; daughter, Johnna Reynolds and husband Stephen of Jayton; son, Trey Richey and wife Hayley of Gail, Texas; step-daughter, Casey Davison and husband Allen of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; step-son, Ronnie Hannah and wife Angela of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; sister, Ann Jay of Granbury; brother, Bill Richey and wife Mary Kay of Mountain Home, Idaho; grandchildren, Taylor Richey and husband Brice, Tanner Richey, Garrett Reynolds, Tatum Richey, Trace Richey, and Jaylee Reynolds; step-grandchildren, Allie and Ashlee Davison and Nick and Rylee Hannah; and a great-grandchild, Briggs Bell. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Jorene Richey in 2005.

Memorials, if you wish, are to be the following: West Texas Rehab or Gunsight Baptist Church.


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QUILT SHOW The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s 2018 Quilt Show opened May 8 and will continue through June 29. The BFAC is located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave. and is open to the public.

BHS GRADUATION The Breckenridge High School Class of 2018 will graduate at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. The ceremony will be held in the BHS Athletic Facility (aka the “new gym”).

BRECKENRIDGE AIRSHOW The 21st Breckenridge Airshow will take place May 26-27 at the Stephens County Airport. For more information, visit the website

KIDS SOAP MAKING CLASS The Stephens County Extension office will offer a Soap Making Class for kids in grades 2-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Extension office, 2622 Highway 180 East (at the intersection of State Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 180). The fee for the class will be $35 per student, and the class is limited to 15 kids. Attendees will need to take a sack lunch. For more information or to register, call Sumer Russell at 254-559-2313.

BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE The Rotary Club of Breckenridge will host a friendly competition between the Breckenridge Fire Department, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Breckenridge Police Department via a blood drive. Those donating blood can do so in the name of one of the three emergency offices. The blood drive will take place over three days at three different locations: Thursday, June 7, 1-5 p.m., First National Bank; Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital; and, Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First National Bank. For more information, call Sherry or Les Strickland at 254-522-1959.

NON-PROFIT SCHOOLS MEETING The Breckenridge Independent School District will hold a meeting for private, non-profit schools and home schools with tax-exempt status. Participants will discuss available funding to eligible private school students and the conditions for participating in programs paid with Title I, Part A funding. The meeting will be at the BISD Administration Building Board Room, 212 N. Miller Ave., at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7. For more information, contact Molly Johnson, BISD director of curriculum and instruction, at 254-522-9600.

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