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Billie Robert Richmond, age 78, of Lansing, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Dimondale Nursing Care Center.  The son of Robert Lee & Beatrice Mae (Davis) Richmond, he was born on December 6, 1942 in Martin, Tennessee.

He retired from General Motor’s Oldsmobile plant in Lansing with over 28 years of service.  Bill enjoyed a couple hobbies, including amateur radio.  His operator call sign was N8BET.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Richmond; his mother, Beatrice Nowlin; and his step-father, Morris Dean Nowlin.

Surviving are his children, Teresa & Dave Affleje of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Robert D. & Hayley Richmond of Charlotte, and Melissa Richmond of DeWitt;  ten grandchildren;  seven great-grandchildren;  two sisters, Shirley M. Michael of Potterville, and Lori & Don Haskins of Warsaw, Indiana; and a brother, Lannie & Lori Richmond of Lansing.

Graveside committal services are at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Evergreen Cemetery, 2600 E . Mt. Hope Avenue, Lansing, with the Rev. Dr. Brandon Hempel, McLaren Hospice chaplain, officiating.  Instead of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory to McLaren Hospice would be appreciated.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Bill’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. mellisa richmond on April 30, 2021 at 1:07 am

    I love you Dad u will always be in my heart and I will always think of you and love you u mean more to me than what ull ever know all I ever wanted was to be loved and excepted by u we will see each other again in heaven I love you so much dad🕯⛪✝️😭😢💞

  2. Jerry Davis on April 30, 2021 at 11:36 am

    I’m so sorry to hear, I will keep you all in my prayers.

  3. Lori Nowlin Haskins on April 30, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Bubba rest in heaven no more worries no more problems in life say hi to MA an dad, love your sister Lori Nowlin Haskins. Peace out bro.

  4. magic michael richmond on May 5, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    it is with a heavy heart that i say this uncle bill. death leaves us with a large hole in our hearts that never get filled. we go on in life expecting things to get better but in reality what happens is things just get different. the dates(death and birthday) are still fresh in our minds for the rest of our life. the memories we made together bill of talking over the years and sitting beside you while u were on the ham radio will always be in my mind as well. while we will always miss you dearly just because you were family. i can say with a mixed emotions that you are in a better place with no more problems, pain or sorrow. this is not good bye but see you later.

  5. Steve Lassila on July 31, 2021 at 8:27 am

    I’m sure going to miss my Best Buddy and going to miss talking to him on the radio. Going to miss talking to him on the phone. See you in Heaven my friend

    Steve in north east Minnesota w0uzr

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