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Mr. David S. Richey, 85, of Indianapolis, loving husband, father and grandfather (Baba) passed away July 2, 2017.
Dave was born in Lebanon on Feb. 1, 1932. The son of the late Marvin and Ruth (Seward) Richey. He married Patti Haney on March 2, 1998.
Dave graduated from Lebanon High School in 1950. He then furthered his education at Butler University where he played basketball under Tony Hinkle and was a part of the ROTC, Sigma Nu Fraternity and Butler's Men's Glee Club. Dave graduated in 1954.
Upon graduation, he served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force until 1957. Following his service, Dave attended law school at Indiana University where he received his J.D. In 1960, he started practicing law at Parr and Parr (Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen Patterson Kruse, LLC) in Lebanon where he worked for 48 years, retiring in 2008.
Dave was president of the Indiana Bar Association from 1991-1992. He was also past president of Woodstock Club in Indianapolis and Ulen Country Club in Lebanon. Throughout his life, Dave was dedicated to community service. He was the chairman of the Boone County Red Cross and helped to organize the Lebanon Education Foundation. Dave volunteered at Ruth Lilly Hospice, creating the legal arm for the organization, which provided free legal advice statewide for hospice patients and their families. He was a member of the Fairview Presbyterian Church and enjoyed music, playing golf and traveling.
Survivors include his wife Patti Richey of Indianapolis; his daughter Robin (John) Roberts of Zionsville; Randy (Terri) Richey of Zionsville; his step-son John (Jennie) Haney of Knoxville, TN; his sister-in-law Andy Richey of San Angelo, TX; and his grandchildren Allie Roberts
De Jong (Nate) of Denver CO, Kelsie Roberts of Indianapolis and Charlie Roberts of Chicago, IL; David L. Richey and Anne Richey of Zionsville; Caroline Haney and Sarah Haney of Knox-ville, TN; and many loving nieces and nephews. Dave was preceded in death by the mother of his children Betty Ann Richey, passing in 2003 and his brother Richard Alan (Dick) Richey earlier this year.
Family and friends will gather Thursday, July 6, 2017 for visitation from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Services will be held Friday, July 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Koppich officiating in the Fairview Presbyterian Church, 4609 N. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Lebanon Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 47, Lebanon, IN 46052 and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Published on July 3, 2017
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