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Richard Cruce

February 19, 1936 — July 22, 2018

Richard Cruce, 82, of Marion, KY. died Sunday July 22, 2018 at his home in Marion, KY. He was a developer, restaurateur, business man, past president of the Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Jaycees, past president of West Kentucky Waterlands, member of the Kentucky National Guard, avid UK fan, lifelong supporter and coach of youth sports, master of the barbecue pits, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty Cruce and they celebrated their anniversary on April 26, 2018; daughter, Karen Cruce-Smith of Indiana; son, David Cruce of Henderson, KY.; brother, Gary Cruce of Marion, KY.; grandchildren, Jada Cruce and Zach, Kyle, Neil and Kate Smith; great grandchildren, Channing, Tinley, Adalynn, Alexa, Alyssa and Brian Smith and Taylor Guess and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Thelma Cruce and brothers, Eddie and Donnie Cruce.

Services are scheduled for 1 PM Saturday July 28, 2018 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, KY. with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5-8 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Crittenden County Humane Society.
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