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Rev. Richard Staples

Richard Staples

May 30, 1919     ~     July 2, 2011

Rev. William Richard Staples, 92, Glasgow, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at his residence. A native of Barren County, he was a son of the late Tom and Cora Shader Staples. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist minister. He had preached in well over 150 different churches in the Barren County and surrounding areas. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma; two sons, Kenneth Staples and wife, Betty, and Tommy Staples and wife, Rita, all of Glasgow; four grandchildren, Tommy Staples, Jr. and wife Tina, Kim Forbis and husband Tommy, and Lee Ann Moore all of Glasgow, Mikki Owens and husband Aaron of Sumter, SC; eight great-grandchildren, Quentin, Tyler, and Kalei Staples, Taylor Moore, Lindsey Forbis, Mason, Jacob, and Michael Owens; three sisters, Velma Smith, Frances Garner, and Doris Warf all of Glasgow; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Pam Fox Staples; two brothers, Earl Thomas Staples and J. P. Staples; one sister, Mary Lee Groce.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Ronald McDonald House or a favorite charity.


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Guest Register

20 Entries for Rev. Richard Staples

  1. Leslie & Wanda Kinslow says:

    Kenneth, Tommy and families,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. He lived a good, long life and I know you are so thankful for having him with you for so long. May God bless and comfort each of your during this time of sorrow.

  2. Leslie & Wanda Kinslow says:

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  3. Michelle Puckett says:

    I am so very sorry to hear about Uncle Richard. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I love and miss all the family and think of you often.

    God Bless You all,
    Michelle & Ma

  4. Audrey White says:

    may the Lord be with you all he was a blessed person he did his duty on this earth an his Lord was ready for him boys take care of your MOM she will surely need your love an support now

  5. mr& mrs. william hatfield says:

    KENNETH ,BETTY ,TOMMY,AND RITA. WE ARE SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF A GREAT MAN. HE WAS A GOOD PERSON REMEMBER GOING TO CHURCH WITH HIM AT CORLA HILL. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. PRAYERS GOING OUT TO YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF SORROW.

  6. LOUIS & NANCY BENNETT says:

    KENNETH & BETTY FAMILIES, SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE DEATH OF MR. STAPLES YOU HAVE OUR SYMATHY, YOU WERE VERY FORTUNE TO HAVE HIM WITH YOU FOR SO LONG, KNOW YOU WILL GREATLY MISS HIM. GOD BLESS YOU , AND YOUR FAMILIES

  7. Sarah Abston says:

    He was a great man, a man of God, He will be missed, but one day we’ll see him again. I’m so sorry about your loss.

  8. Arthur & Beverly Hatfield says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Larry & Tammy Parrish says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Staples. He was a wonderful man and a good friend who will be greatly missed. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and confront each and everyone of you in this time of sorrow and the days to come. God Bless You All Larry & Tammy Parrish

  10. David German says:

    To the Staples and Forbis families,
    Mr. Staples was a pleasure to be with, always courteous, a smile on his face and often a story to tell. He blessed me again when I heard he had died on his knees, no doubt giving one last prayer to Jesus before seeing him face to face. May we all be as close to Jesus in this life as brother Richard was.

    Sincerely,
    David German

  11. Dwayne Cook says:

    Please know that my families prayers are with you all. Rowletts Baptist Church was very blessed to have Bro. Richard preach there many times and he made a lasting impact on that congregation. Praise God for the men who have kept the fires burning. There have been some of whom this world was not worthy. (Hebrews 11:38) God saw this as a precious moment. (Psalm 116:15) He knows his saints by name and they are never forgotten. The God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3) now has called another warrior home and we are saddened by this loss. His legacy of Godliness continues on and will not be forgotten. I pray that you all may be encouraged by the Holy Spirit and the memories of times spent together worshiping our Lord. God Bless.

  12. Josh England & Family says:

    It will be the little things that you will remember,the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter. And although it may seem hard right now,it will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again. With Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to the Family

  13. Billy Copeland & Cynthia Reece Copeland says:

    We loved to hear him preach at our church. He was a blessing and encouragement to us every time. He will be missed but I know he’s enjoying his reward right now.

  14. Carrie and Kaylee Fisher says:

    We were sad to hear this news…but we are glad to have had the privilege of getting to know brother Richard. We are even more glad to know he is enjoying peace with the Savior. We love you, Granny and are praying for comfort and strength for you.

  15. Mr & Mrs Paul Pace says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Mr & Mrs Richard Deckard says:

    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  17. Howard & Jerry Kaye Taylor says:

    You have our deepest sympathy. Sorry we have not been able to get to the funeral home but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Mitch & Peggy Hume says:

    So glad we could be with you Saturday night, but so very sorry about Bro. Richard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  19. Glenda Lohden Ramirez says:

    Kenneth and Tommy sorry to here the death of your father. You guys was so supportive of my Mother Mary Lohden I will never forget what you did for at Coral Hill she thought the world of you. My the Lord bless you . Will keep you in my prayers.
    Glenda Ramirez
    New Port Richey Fl

  20. Jennie Poynter says:

    God bless all of you. Please know I am thnking and smiling at the wonderful memories of living next door …the many outdoor Sunday flatbed dinners on the lawn and singing. God has been good and I cherish these moments.