Dr. Glen Donald Richards MD, loving husband, father, and brother, passed away October 26, 2021 at the age of 87.
Glen was born on October 21, 1934, in Hancock County, Kentucky to Charles Thomas Richards and Bessie Eva Falls.
Glen had a large family, all of whom he loved dearly.
He is survived by his wife Susana Jardon Richards, and their three children, Fritz Hinze, Ingrid Ottenbruch, and Charles Phillip Richards and his first three children with Violet Moore Richards, Cynthia Richards, Donna Richards, and Scott Richards.
Dr. Richards is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Lilith Todd, Olivia Richards, Samuel Todd, Calli Zeron, Ella Richards, Natascha Ottenbruch, Katrin Ottenbruch, and Tomas Zeron, and his three sons-in-law Adam Todd, Tony Zeron, and Jorg Ottenbruch, and his daughter-in-law Steffani Powell.
He leaves behind his sisters Norma Jean Evans, Alice Stamps, Marlene Wheatley and Ann Wells, his brother Carl Richards, his brothers-in-law Lucky Stamps, John Wheatley, and Steve Wells, and many nieces and nephews.
Richards is predeceased by his parents, his sisters Dorothy Louise and Lula Mae, and brothers Edward, Curtis and John, and his brother-in-law Cody Evans.
Glen graduated from Hawesville High School in 1955, completed two years of college at Campbellsville College and two years at Georgetown College, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree – becoming the first in his family to receive a college degree. He received his Medical Doctorate (MD) degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
After a medical internship at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Richards returned to Hancock County to open his first practice. A great believer in education, Dr. Richards mid-career continued his studies at the University of Louisville School of Medicine to receive training to practice anesthesiology.
During more than 40 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Richards brought his talents to several communities in Kentucky and Georgia. In his early career, he established a clinic in Hancock County to provide medical care to an under-served community.
In Owensboro, he established and built a general medical practice and practiced anesthesiology at Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital. In Georgia, he served as an emergency room doctor. At the Fort Knox Army Base, Dr. Richards served as Director of the Veterans Affairs Clinic where he treated many active and retired military personnel until his retirement.
Funeral service 7pm Friday October 29, 2021, at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road, Louisville, Kentucky. Visitation 4pm Friday until time of service. Burial will be Saturday October 30, 2021, at Owensboro Memorial Gardens, 5050 KY Hwy. 144, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 at 2pm.