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Richard E. Lerch

January 23, 1945 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 77)

Obituary

Richard E. Lerch, age 77, of the Lovedale Community, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Richard was born January 23, 1945 to the late Ida and Howard Lerch and was a 1964 graduate from Bunnell High School. Richard enjoyed fishing, camping, and horseback riding.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, Leon G. Jones; mother-in-law, Elsie M. Jones; and special family friend, Heather Brogdon. 

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jennie M. Lerch of Lovedale, FL; daughter, Deena Howell and husband, Eric of Sneads, FL; son, Rick Lerch and wife, Nancy of Tracy, California; brother-in-law, Perry Garland Jones and wife, Linda of Ladson, SC; brother-in-law, Ted Jones and wife, Dotti of Swainsboro, GA; brother-in-law, Leon Jones and wife, Debbie of Wetumpka, AL; sister-in-law, Violet Bozeman and husband, John of Lovedale, FL; grandchildren, Trevor Howell, Christen Ferguson and husband, Cody; great grandchildren, Charles Howell, Bryar Howell, Addison Howell, and Luke Ferguson. Survivors also includes special family friends, Stephanie McPherson and husband, Jeff and son Jacob, Nora Galbreth, Vicki Williams, Summer Reynolds and kids, Addison and JJ, Cathy Gullett Tyus and husband, Marc, as well as Jess Nabors and kids, Jayden and Austen.

Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Friday, June 10, 2022 at Lovedale Baptist Church with Pastors Thomas Anderson and Steve Canada officiating. Interment will follow in the Lovedale Baptist Church Cemetery with Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directing. 

The family will receive friends from 10 A.M. until the time of service at Lovedale Baptist Church.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 10, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lovedale Baptist Church
6595 Lovedale Road
Bascom, FL 32423

Funeral Service
Friday
June 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Lovedale Baptist Church
6595 Lovedale Road
Bascom, FL 32423

Interment following funeral service
Friday
June 10, 2022

Lovedale Baptist Church Cemetery

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