Charles Edward “Sonny” Richards 78 of Salem departed this life on Thursday, April 9, 2020 in the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport.  He was born on November 18, 1941 on Raccoon Run Rd. Salem a son of the late Albert H. and Violet L. Hayes Richards.

   Surviving are  one nephew Rollin Richards, Bridgeport, one aunt, Lena Thompson, Salem  two nieces, Becky Myers and husband Edgar, Jarvisville, Brenda Paugh and husband Mark, Salem, brother-in-law, Albert Kelley, Salem,and his companion of nine year’s April Rowan.  One sister Omalee Kelley preceded him in death.

   Mr. Richards was a former employee of the City of Salem and had worked in the timber business.  

   Private graveside services will be conducted in the K of P Memorial Park with Pastor Randy Plaugher and Pastor George Murphy presiding.  Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at  Harbert Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Richards family.