J.C. Rich, 83, of Lenorah died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Joel Miller officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, Texas.
J.C. was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Westbrook, Texas, to Willie Lee (Flanagan) Rich and Oscar R. Rich. He married Melba Brown on Dec. 16, 1949, in Mitchell County, Texas. He worked for the Martin County Road and Bridge Department until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Melba Rich of Lenorah; five children, Jacqueline Hagins and husband Freddy of Fort Worth, Judith Simer and husband Gary of Big Spring, Patsy Simer and husband Larry of Stanton, Vicki Bryan and husband Jim of Stanton and Jim Rich and wife Tori of Lenorah; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; twin brother, J.T. Rich of Colorado City; sister, Lillian Berg of Tuscon, Ariz., and a number of nieces and nephews.
J.C. was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; three sisters; and twin daughters.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com