Jay David Richards


Jay David Richards, 54, of Shinnston, suddenly passed away on June 10, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born on June 11, 1964, in Clarksburg, a son of Nancy (Bartlett) Richards, of Florida, and the late Joe David Richards.

Jay will be remembered for his love of going to the mountains to fish, sports (especially WVU football), and being with his friends. Jay never knew a stranger.

He is survived by sisters, Lisa Smith and husband Randall, of Ohio, and Carla Morgan and husband Robert, of Mannington; nieces: Kristi Marra, Melissa Maxwell, and Danielle Morgan; and three great-nephews.

In keeping with his wishes, Jay will be cremated with no services.

Condolences may be left for the family online at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on June 11, 2019
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Bryan Moran
Jun 12, 2019
My condolences to Jay’s family. He was a great man and a good friend since childhood. I met Jay at Maple Lake fishing when we were 11 and 12 years old. Jay never changed over the years. He had a friendly loving nature. He was one of the hardest working people I’ve ever known. R.I.P my friend!
Mandy Myers
Jun 12, 2019
Condolence to Carla (whom I remember from Driver's Ed class) and to the rest of Jay's family. I had many classes at Lincoln High School with Jay. He was always talking and laughing. Take care--Mandy Myers
Lea Kisner
Jun 12, 2019
(Linda Neel was my mother)
Nancy, My heart felt sympathy goes out to you for the loss of your son. He was such a pleasant, vibrant young man.
He was so son in all the loving, god filled ways. My continued prayers during this time. God bless